The New Fear (Same as the Old Fear)

I woke up the other morning and got online to find I had an emergency message from Libraryman. It seems that someone had joined the Kansas Libraries & Librarians Flickr group and posted some pictures that had nothing to do with Kansas libraries and everything to do with nakey crotch shots. Thanks to Michael watching my admin back, I was quick to remove the pictures and the poster from the group.

For those of you playing along at home, this is called “self-monitoring.” It’s easy and it doesn’t require any government laws to do it.

I bring this up, in the eerie light of DOPA, because Michael Stephens has an outstanding post about Flickr, DOPA, and the fear of social software. This should be required reading for all library/information/education professionals.

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