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I started the week with one Maciej Cegłowski talk and will end it with another. This time on big data and what we believe it will do for us.

From another angle, Tweetbot 4 arrived this morning – a beautifully polished update to my favourite twitter client (if Twitter’s official apps were the only possibility I’m not sure how much I’d be using the service). A smart stats section is one of the big features and, impressive as it is, brings home how much value we place on that feedback.

What happened to “dancing like no one’s looking” ?

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What Happens Next… Maciej Cegłowski’s talk on advertising on the web and the web of privacy-invasive tracking it’s become synonymous with. A clear take on a fraught situation. He offers constructive solutions too.

Using Ghostery it’s amazing to see just how much tracking is going on. For quite some time I’ve wished that I wasn’t adding to that pile on my own site each time I embed something. Fortunately there are tools, now also on iOS, for users to handle the blocking themselves. At the same time it leaves a strange taste. Blockers are doing their own tracking too.

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Thomas Basbøll in a series of tweets on twitter shaming:

Privacy is not secrecy. It is the ability to hear yourself say something to someone and see how you, and they, feel about it.

That could also apply to the way we create texts, or other things.

From the Porch to the Street – Frank Chimero on the varying degrees of privacy in social media.

Brewster Kahle:

People, corporations, countries can spy on what you are reading. And they do… We, in the library world, know the value of reader privacy.

And a cartoon about drones that could be about the internet.