~So quotes Lori Ruff in her book #Privacy Tweet.
The debate continues to whirl around the virtues/vices of social media--how to use it, whether to use it, when to use it. Fear mongers tend to be ignited by well-meaning advocates for privacy, while jump-on-the-newest-bandwagon converts seem naïve to the complexities of the digital era of interconnectedness.
Where is the sane middle ground?
Enter the scene some well-written, thought-provoking reads by informed authors who are not as “on the opposite side of the fence” from each other as their titles might suggest.
Andrews is a law professor and the director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology at Illinois Institute of Technology. She persuasively argues that the legal system cannot be counted on to protect us—in the thousands of cases brought to trial by those whose rights have been violated, judges have most often ruled against them. Andrews provides expert advice on how to protect ourselves and proposes that we must support a Constitution for the Web, which she has drafted and introduces in this book (from book flap).
Jarvis explores the promising ways in which the internet and publicness allow us to
collaborate, think, organize, and create in ways that were once impossible. He takes a look back in time to show parallels of fear and resistance that met the advent of other innovations such as the camera and the printing press--earlier inventions that shifted power from old institutions to us all. Jarvis makes an urgent case that the future of the internet—called the eighth continent—requires as much protection as the physical space we share. We need a shared vision to guide us, and Jarvis has that vision and will be that guide (from book flap).
140 quick quips written in Tweet style (140 characters or less) that educate individuals and organizations about staying safe and being productive on social media. As well as entertaining, the entries contain many practical tips on how the individual or the organization can stay safe--and get the most out of--having an online presence.
- Being online is like being a player on a professional football team. You know you’re being watched. Act like it. (Tweet 13)
- You can’t hide in The Cloud. If you’re going to participate in the online community, do it with deliberation & thought. (Tweet 2)
- Are you being so dumb online that you have to change your legal identity? (Foreward)
This is a can-do book chock full of 101 take-action plans that anyone managing or supporting a social media program for nonprofits can start using today—and most of the featured resources are free. The 101 tactics are divided into five categories: setup, communicate, engage, fundraise, and measure; with easy-to-follow steps and tools to implement them. Many of the entries include A Closer Look highlighting how leading nonprofits around the world leverage social media to engage constituents, communicate their cause and deliver on their mission. Create a program from scratch; add a new twist to an existing one; engage with supporters in new and inventive ways (from book flap).
Rutledge’s book will get you up and running on LinkedIn as quickly as possible and focuses on the standard functions of LinkedIn. The companion website to the book will keep readers up-to-date on new features being added to LinkedIn on a regular basis. Today’s technology has forever changed the way people find a job, promote their businesses, foster strategic partnerships, and develop professional networks. But technology is just the enabler. The fundamental concepts of building relationships through mutual connections and trust are the foundation of success on LinkedIn just as they are in the real world. LinkedIn is the leading social networking site for professionals, and the ideal tool for maximizing the potential of an online network. It has 150 million members worldwide, including executives from all Fortune 500 companies and President Barack Obama. Two new members join approximately every second (from the Introduction).