Apparently, they both don’t know enough of how the Internet and digital (meta) data work. From the Independent: Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar tweeted a photo of himself and his [Mexican drug lord] father eating at a restaurant, but seemed to forget about Twitter’s location function which automatically tags where an image is taken. From Sputnik: The US military is not learning its lessons: top-secret operations’ flights may be regularly tracked through online airspace monitoring resources by literally anyone.
- Attention is precious and scarce like gold in this age of continuous interruptions, tweets limited to 140 characters and people for which something simply doesn’t exist if it doesn’t pop out in the first page of Google Search results. In september 2010 I have participated to a conference devoted to this theme, that is Paying Attention: Digital Media Cultures and Generational Responsibility. It has been an interesting experience and one that has confirmed to me, as I’ll explain in a moment, the need for “hackers” and all the other people, including (especially?