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http://mashable.com/2009/02/21/social-media-better-people/

This article by Peter Cashmore briefly points to the many ways in which our public actions and conversations are vulnerable to capture and re-presentation by more than just CCTV… for example, if anyone with a cellphone can catch you in the act of doing something socially distasteful, then broadcast and ultimately humiliate or shame you via YouTube or some other social media network, then will web 2.0 social media become the omnipresent Big Brother, the ever attentive eyes and ears that ultimately train us to become better (nicer on the outside) people?

(initially posted by yours truly to http://metropolis347.blogspot.com/)

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