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Earlier this month I attended the Seattle Social Media Club’s monthly meeting hosted at Microsoft’s Conference Center on December 8, 2010 in Redmond, Washington. These last posts of 2010 look ahead at social media for 2011 with notes from this event…

Second in a Series

Scott Porad, CTO for Cheezburger Network — I Can Has Cheezburger?, Failblog.org and more–brought not only some great photos, but also key points for social media in 2011.

Privacy, data and the exchange of privacy rights for data access.


Scott Porad discussed privacy as a data commodity

“All of our privacy laws are fundamentally based on private space–homes and bodies. Online, privacy isn’t about spaces, but about information.  Information has a value, a price someone will pay for it.  In other words, it’s a commodity. I’m not a expert on these issues, but I do think the next 10 years are going to be very interesting as out society struggles to figure out what online privacy really means.”


f word.

And then of course,  Scott pointed out that we should be watching for the “f’ word in our mailbox….facebook that is. Remember when everyone was using IM and would therefore ‘IM’ someone? When facebook works out how to serve email, does this mean we will  ‘f’ someone? And of course, if this service is added, how will centralizing online access through a social media channel change the dynamic?

Scott Porad

Social Media Club Seattle

Recap by SMC Board Member