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Privacy, social networking and your career

Abstract:

This chapter focuses on the problem of privacy in the Web 2.0 world. It examines the history of the slow erosion of online privacy since the early days of the Internet and investigates current research on the topic of changing generational attitudes to privacy. The chapter emphasises the risks LIS professionals need to consider in relation to online privacy and their career. It also describes the useful concept of the digital footprint and provides techniques and tools for monitoring your footprint. To sum up: the chapter provides answers to common questions that arise with social networking and privacy, and it also includes a list of sources that provide advice and actions that can be ...

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