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THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY: overview

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FUTURE DIRECTIONS: NATIONAL

ISSUES OF OWNERSHIP & PRIVACY IN SOCIAL MEDIA

At what point can or should a service such as Twitter or Facebook release your interaction information?  To whom should they release it?  How about when potential employers look up your information while deciding if they want to interview you?

Debate over who owns your Facebook info continues
http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=debate-over-who-owns-your-facebook-2009-02-17 

Do Social Networks Bring the End of Privacy?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=do-social-networks-bring (optional: this article has a cost)

Twitter Promises to 'Protect the Safety of Any Person,' but Will It Hand Over Taliban Info?
http://techland.time.com/2011/05/13/twitter-promises-to-protect-the-safety-of-any-person-but-will-it-hand-over-taliban-info/#ixzz1MXASoC7I

THE WORKPLACE

Is use primarily personal or professional? 
Should social technology/media sites be blocked at work?

SOCIAL OR ANTISOCIAL

Is a virtual conversation or friendship online as valuable as one face-to-face?
Is texting really conversation?
What is a friend?

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Do we have better or worse writing and reading skills due to online communication?
What is happening to proper citation and acknowledgement?

MULTITASKING

What is multitasking exactly?
Can women multitask better than men?
Can younger people multitask better than older people?