Posts Tagged ‘social networking’

Question of the Week: What is your favorite Internet Drama?

September 14, 2009


EDIT 9/16: I really appreciate the people who’ve emailed me suggestions for case studies for my book.  And, actually I think I prefer to get emails.  An account you can email to is linked above, I’m closing comments since no one is using them.

Kelly Clarkson vs. Kanye is an interesting example (if only because it is an example of famous people using FREE WordPress blogs,) the IE vs. Netscape is very techy, but interesting too… I’m also looking forward to digging into the DevShed and deviantART forums to research the history of muck raking in those communities.  Also, I’ve added a chapter on online dating to my outline due to the mass influx of emails asking me to write something about that.  I actually have a few amusing stories of my own that I can tell about that topic (like the dude who said he was 6’3″ on his profile and when I met him in person he was shorter than I am… and, I’m short).

Keep ’em comin’!

Thx ~ KK

It has come out in a variety of ways that I’m writing a book about online drama and why people subsitute social networking for social life. Read the rest of this entry »


Burglers trolling Facebook looking for targets… what’s next?

August 27, 2009
Dont burgel me, bro!

Don't burgel me, bro!

In continuing my examination of all that is weird, off, surreal, odd and wrong about social networking, the habits of people who use social networking as a big part of their life, Internet dramz, my own propensity for Internet dramz, the farce that ensues post those moments and so forth, I have stumbled across this article from Information Week:

Social Networkers Risk More Than Privacy

If there was ever a reason to curb your (or my) tendency to over-share private information on platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Yelp and the like – this one would be high upon the list.

Pro-thiefs are using these platforms to suss out targets for IRL crime.

Yucky.  Like the Craigslist Murderer wasn’t bad enough?  More and more mounting reasons exist to throw your computer into the drink and go live an analog life in a cabin in the woods somewhere.  Indeed and how.