[Air-L] Fwd: [CommunityInformaticsCanada] Re: [ciresearchers]Community Informatics comes to Facebook
gurstein at gmail.com
Sun May 30 12:35:33 PDT 2010
Fascinating! I must admit to not having come across what you say below
(BTW, I came across the Community Informatics Facebook site (and then
independently subscribed) because I do a Google alert on "Community
If all of this is done automatically--creating the site, pulling in the
Wikipedia information, adding the names based on preferences in profiles it
is really astonishing and a complete ratcheting up of "social networking"...
I'm guessing that they are also including blogs but if they don't include
personal emails/messages I'm not sure how it could be seen as an "invasion
It is certainly intrusive/invasive in some way but I'm not really sure of
the term to use since I think it has to be agreed that anything placed on
the web in a manner which allows it to be publicly accessed (e.g. a Facebook
wall or open profile or blog) can hardly be identified as "private".
From: air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org
[mailto:air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of Peter Timusk
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2010 12:03 PM
To: aoir list
Subject: [Air-L] Fwd: [CommunityInformaticsCanada] Re:
[ciresearchers]Community Informatics comes to Facebook
I am not sure people have noticed this on facebook. See below
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Peter Timusk <ptimusk at sympatico.ca>
> Date: May 30, 2010 2:48:50 PM GMT-04:00
> To: ciresearchers at vancouvercommunity.net, Michael Gurstein
> <gurstein at gmail.com
> Cc: 'CRACIN Canada discussion' <cracin-
> canada at vancouvercommunity.net>, ci-research-sa at vcn.bc.ca
> Subject: [CommunityInformaticsCanada] Re: [ciresearchers] Community
> Informatics comes to Facebook
> Facebook is responsible. These new group pages are created
> automatically by facebook based on people's interests and the
> persons join without permissions. Facebook automatically adds
> everyone interested to the group. Also all open status updates or
> perhaps other chatter are then posted to this group pageif the
> chatter uses the word "community informatics". The groups seem to
> all have wikipedia entries. This is just the latest invasion of
> privacy by facebook. Soon they will produce novels of people's lives
> based on their status updates and we the users have agreed to this
> in signing up for facebook.
> Micheal start an official community informatics page and tell
> facebook you have the official page. As an experiment about facebook.
> Peter Timusk
> On 30-May-10, at 2:33 PM, Michael Gurstein wrote:
>> (I'm not sure who is responsible for this but CI now has a FB fan
>> page ;-)
>> Community informatics | Facebook
>> Welcome to the Facebook Community Page about Community informatics, a
>> collection of shared knowledge concerning Community informatics.
> Peter Timusk,
> B.Math statistics (2002), B.A. legal studies (2006) Carleton
> Systems Science Graduate student, University of Ottawa.
> just trying to stay linear.
> Read by hundreds of lurkers every week.
> kiitos paljon, merci, thank you and muchas gracias for reading.
> About the CRACIN Discussion Mailing List
> cracin-canada @ vancouvercommunity.net
> Purpose: news + discussion related directly to CRACIN research
> Members: Core Research Team + graduate students + others who are
> (becoming) directly involved with CRACIN research activities (e.g.
> other government partners, private sector partners, and those
> invited based on their expression of interest). It is the main
> ongoing forum for CRACIN research discussion.
> List info and admin: http://vancouvercommunity.net/lists
> CRACIN home page: http://www.cracin.ca
B.Math statistics (2002), B.A. legal studies (2006) Carleton University
Systems Science Graduate student, University of Ottawa.
just trying to stay linear.
Read by hundreds of lurkers every week.
kiitos paljon, merci, thank you and muchas gracias for reading.
The Air-L at listserv.aoir.org mailing list
is provided by the Association of Internet Researchers http://aoir.org
Subscribe, change options or unsubscribe at:
Join the Association of Internet Researchers:
More information about the Air-L