This week’s readings are referred to the guidelines and concerns that people have to think about when they begin posting any personal or private information online. Privacy is an important factor to examine closely because anything that is placed on the Web can affect others in a way that could have a contradictory effect. These sites have been helpful in explaining some of the consequences and challenges that digital users might face when thinking about what they want or can put up online.
The “Domain of One’s Own” website provided specific facts and ways on how people should consider when setting up something that might become public. These guidelines were beneficial to people who are getting started in adding information through the Internet as they explained what ways are considered “fair use” in utilizing copyrighted sources and indicated the issues that might arise if they expose content incorrectly. When sharing ideas and support online, it is important that people need to either cite the original author or ask for their permission to add the support. This is crucial because if the author is mentioned in the writing, then they will be given some credit in the new work.
In Golumbia’s reading about crowdforcing, it demonstrated how sharing data can be difficult to think about what people want to show to the public. Usually it is fair to share information to the public, but there are some materials that might not have that same permission since the public might have a different opinion on the subjects involved in the writing. The idea of crowdforcing emphasizes on the digital user’s decision on how their actions could impact others in either a positive or negative way. It is always important to respect other people’s privacy in how they want to be depicted in society and to be aware of the issues that folks online would confront.
Overall, always remember to think about the people in the works first before doing anything else.