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About timimus

I'm a Media student at La Trobe University, Melbourne. Just that, and little more.

Some contemplations on the past 13 weeks…

… in which the reader encounters a reflective author attempting to honestly assess his success or lack thereof, and to plot his engagement levels throughout. *Ahem* As MST2/3DMC draws to a close, we must now consider how we approached our … Continue reading

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… am I STILL banging on about Facebook? I might look at David Brin as well.

Apparently, I still am.  In this piece in The Age recently, ‘arf’ commented “I first encountered this notion in ‘The Transparent Society‘. The author (David Brin) is better known for his sf, but is quite up to writing a serious … Continue reading

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We still can hide – but only for as long as we defy the will of Zuckerberg.

Facebook places got some scrutiny when it was launched last month, as one would expect.  The Guardian’s had a look at “Facebook’s latest scheme“, as they put it, and it’s not too impressed – “The biggest threat to Facebook, Twitter … Continue reading

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After nearly 30 years, suddenly I’ve apparently decided to trust Steve Jobs.

Well, to be more accurate, the decision’s been made for me.  My wife had an Apple IIe back in the day, so this is nothing new for her.  I’m just along for the iRide. I’m typing this on our iPad. … Continue reading

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At the risk of straying from the topic of online trust – sometimes, just sometimes, joining a FB page isn’t a waste of time.

Facebook brought Stephen Fry to Melbourne.  Thank you, Stephen.  Thank you, Facebook. The rut I live in was too deep and wide for me to consider escaping for a night.  Bugger. I didn’t really need to see him live, though. … Continue reading

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Trust you? I don’t even know you!

Below is a conversation I stumbled over on a commercial site’s facebook page which was posted an hour or so ago between persons A & B. A] i do not want to use a credit card on the internet so … Continue reading

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There are some places on the interwebs where you’ll want to check your trust at the door.

Someone made a comment the other day which I found interesting.  They claimed that “An assumption of trust is central to all participation online.”  (OK, I’m being a tad disingenuous – it’s an essay topic set by my lecturer.  Still, … Continue reading

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