October 3, 2012, 11:00 am
Over the last few days, a big debate over the appropriateness of live-tweeting conference panels has taken place over Twitter under the hashtag #Twittergate. Participants shared concerns of bad backchannel behavior, the accuracy of tweets, and whether tweeted research will be able to find a publisher. On the other hand, others raised points about how livetweeting conference panels increased access to research for those unable to travel to these conferences, and that tweets could work to increase visibility for scholars. Readers may be interested in
While the concerns …
April 28, 2011, 3:00 pm
As George noted a few days ago, recent weeks haven’t been terrific for cloud computing services, as many seemed to learn about security problems or user tracking, or to have outages of various sorts. And then there’s what happened to Sony . . .
This is just a quick follow-up to recommend two security-related links:
- YouTube product manager Rick Klau runs down what he takes to be Google Account Security Best Practices. The most important, after finding a strong password, is to turn on two-step authentication, which requires you to know your username+password, *and* to have your phone with you. Klau also recommends using GDocs to manage file sharing, rather than sending sensitive files as attachments.
- Late last night, Dropbox released an experimental build of their desktop software, one that addresses the security problems identified last week (including stealing…