Sunday, 25 October 2015

Privacy? What Privacy?

Every time you do a Google search, every time you check in on Facebook, every tweet you make someone is watching you.

How much did you reveal about yourself online today and does it really matter?

The Red Queen effect is alive and well in cyberland. As the Queen said to Alice "It takes all the running you can do to keep in place". However, in all that running to keep up, what are we leaving behind, what are we letting go. Are our digital identities starting to overshadow our physical identities?

Privacy and on line security are issues we need to be aware of. We need to keep up with changes and make sure we are aware of what we are accepting when we  click accept and what and to whom we are giving our personal information to.

The Australian Government's Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website has useful information and FAQ's when searching for privacy issue answers.

Friday, 16 October 2015

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” ― Meister Eckhart

Hi everyone,
and welcome to my library studies, social media blog. This really is a new beginning for me. I last studied/sat in a classroom 32 years ago and quite a few things have changed. Computers were still on the horizon and although I've become fairly adept in using them (on a needs basis) over the years I'm very much a novice in regards to social media and all that it involves.
So, its with great excitement, trepidation and just a bit of fear I set forward into this brave new world.