Of all the recent commentary about Microsoft’s bid to aquire Yahoo! the posting on Google’s official blog
Category Archives: online reputation
Given the uncertainty surrounding the “how safe is my data” debate you may wish to close your social network account until there are clearer answers.
This may not be quite as straightforward it may seem
Facebook’s Account Settings help appears to confirm that they retain your data even after you deactivate your account
In the “How do I deactivate my account?” section we are informed:
“You want to leave Facebook? ………Deactivation will completely remove your profile and all associated content on your account from Facebook………” it then goes on to say “If you reactivate your account, your profile will be restored in its entirety (friends, photos, interests, etc.).
Add to this the recent article on Valleywag entitled “Facebook employees know-what profiles you look at” and the privacy/online reputaion issue is certainly going to make some people very nervous.
“The lack of trust has always been an issue on the Internet and it will not get better with the emergence of new collaborative services particular to Web 2.0.
More and more people are blogging, sharing, publishing or selling but what about the quality and the reliability of the published material ?” say the people responsible for the public beta release of Venyo which aims to provide a universal online reputation service expressed in the form of a personal reliability index.
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Or watch this brilliantly presented piece by Dick Hardt at last year’s OpenSource convention: