March 19, 2014
“In an open free sharing environment where the cloud is a safety net and social media reverberates a voice over-and-over around the world. In this world how much to share is a deliberate decision and strategy on safety, permission and responsibility. In a open share world it is good to send what can read again-and-again or with thought you would resend.”
It is easy to become inundated with social media and under manage and minimize the impact of broad share responsibilities. The role of the “individual” using technology is a critical consideration with long-term impact. What I share today will never be erased and will be a tagged to my social identity forever. The question upon each share is to ask should versus could I share.
As the controversy of what is content and defining its importance bleeds into the discourse of “net neutrality” where all data is made equal. “Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, and modes of communication. The term was coined by Columbia media law professor Tim Wu.”
If all data is created equal the prominence of your share is equal to that of Lady Gaga’s or Dalai Lama’s. In the big pool of content and data all of it remains accessible despite the hits or algorithms that are used to determine position and/or page rank. The importance of understanding what, how and why to share is an evolving etiquette of self-imposed regulation for each sharer to contemplate.