hal tweets ·11:28 AM

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Two Articles on Social Networks that Are Also a Bit About Me :comments

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Tags: production, Video sharing, Voyeurism

Article #1: In the Globe and Mail, it’s called Twitterstalking. Talks about using Twitter to monitor others without their necessarily knowing, people such as ex’s and even current partners. It’s pretty interesting, particularly the discussion of wanting to know everything about your loved ones’ lives, but also needing to trust them and do their own thing.

Article #2: In the Montreal Gazette and the National Post. It’s called Facebook vultures and it deals with people who use Facebook friends to achieve particular aims, then toss them aside. My ideas are discussed in the bottom half of the article. The main focus of this story is someone who is used by a FB friend and real acquaintance as the go-between to meet another person, a local celebrity that the FB vulture wants to meet.

Both articles are actually pretty interesting, of course I would think so, since they both feature my ideas in them. What’s fascinating is the varied ways Peep culture mechanisms are altering core values: We can stalk, we can pretend friend, we can spy on ex’s and loved ones. All this stuff is pretty much okay so long as it stays online. But when it enters the real world, it brushes up against real world morality and suddenly it’s not right. More and more, the Peep culture is brushing up against and confronting everyday life.

TwitterglobedrawingMcLEODWOODSIDE/The Globe and Mail


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Hey, I’m Hal Niedzviecki. I’m a writer/thinker who lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my wife and daughter. Up till now I’ve always considered myself a private person. But at the same time I’m fascinated by people who effortlessly open themselves up to the whole world. So I’ve… more...



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