Digital shadow cruft

Robin Wilton’s post on Google Buzz hits the nail(s) right on the head(s). The benefits of social networking center on human-to-human connectedness and collaboration, but the entire “social networking” construct obscures the fact that it’s really human-to-application-to-human. In revealing information that its users never authorized nor expected to be revealed, Google has created digital shadow cruft.

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One Comment to “Digital shadow cruft”

  1. Saqib Ali 12 May 2010 at 1:27 pm #

    “Why do free social networks tilt inevitably toward user exploitation? Because you’re not their customer, you’re their product.” – @barrywellman