Friday, 16 May 2008

Face off, Green Guide, The Age [15th May 2008]

Digital strategist and researcher
Julian Cole did his thesis on the way
young people use social networking.
He says security just doesn’t concern
‘‘This generation is much more
forward in the information they’re
giving over to sites like Facebook,’’
he says. ‘‘There’s no reservation in
revealing date of birth, schools,
football teams, even mobile phone
numbers. They don’t have that worry
about security.’’
Mr Cole says that while security
upgrades on social networking sites
now allow you to make your profile
visible only to your network, some
people feel embarrassed about doing
this, preferring to give access to
strangers to gain kudos by having a
greater number of friends.