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Social Identity – Public Personal Private at SxSW 2014 (video)

Social Identity in the world

Presented at SxSW 2014, Social Identity is not just your socially shared content, but your identity you build on the public and personal social networks that affect you privately.

In this recorded session I walk through the definition of social identity and how to split it into personas. I show where we have all made the worst mistakes along the way and how to get out of exposing our social identity.

With the amount of private identity data we share accidentally across the social sites and the amount of public data we use in our private site we open ourselves to security risks. With no tangible benefit in the sharing. Explore this topic with me in the session below.

Please share this video and post with whomever you feel needs to change how they handle their identity.

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Samba.me launches for SxSW and accesses your contacts

Samba.me logo

Samba.me first entered the iTunes store in February 2014 and are preparing for a SxSW appearance for the first time. A privacy policy for the app worries us. They collect both anonymous and identifiable information.

The Samba.me service is a video sharing platform that records the reaction of the receiver and sends it back to the sender. For example I record a skating video (maximum time is 16 seconds) with a person falling. I send the video to a friend via the Samba.me app. When they watch the video it is simultaneously recording their reaction to the video. This recording is then sent right back to me for viewing.

What was interesting was the access and information it needed when performing these features

Speaking at SxSW 2014 on Social Identity – thank you!

Social Identity in the world

I was recently notified I will be speaking at SxSW 2014 on Social Identity. I just wanted to thank everyone that took a few minutes to click and vote to make it a reality.

For those that need a recap of my topic, here is Social Identity – Public, Personal and Private:

As you use more social networking sites, your social identity becomes a blend of publicly shared and personal information.
Based on the upcoming book, see firsthand how innocuous things you share can be used to gain access to your private data and learn tricks to block those attempts.

We will explore the different levels of information and how to segregate the data. Learn techniques to isolate your private banking, credit card and health information, while still feeling comfortable sharing on public and personal sites.

By splitting how you participate in the online world of social networks, communities and even online finance you build a virtual wall.

We will also discuss the creation of a private and also a fake persona to help strengthen the barrier of your private identity and prevent identity theft.

This Future15 type session will be on overview of the book with the same title being finished (in time for SxSW). I have presented excerpts at other conferences in preparation of the chance to speak at SxSW 2014.

With over 3000 submissions I am honored to take part in not just attending SxSW again, but presenting.

SxSW 2014 – my proposed Social Identity session needs your votes!

I have submitted Social Identity – Public, Personal and Private for a session at SxSW 2014. Of course I need your votes if you think it would be interesting to you and the attendees.  Social Identity in the world

Here is the excerpt on the session:

As you use more social networking sites, your social identity becomes a blend of publicly shared and personal information.
Based on the upcoming book, see firsthand how innocuous things you share can be used to gain access to your private data and learn tricks to block those attempts.

We will explore the different levels of information and how to segregate the data. Learn techniques to isolate your private banking, credit card and health information, while still feeling comfortable sharing on public and personal sites.

By splitting how you participate in the online world of social networks, communities and even online finance you build a virtual wall.

We will also discuss the creation of a private and also a fake persona to help strengthen the barrier of your private identity and prevent identity theft.

I have presented the smaller version for this Social Identity session in Australia and the book is coming along nicely to coincide with the session. So what I need you to do is go vote vote vote and share share share