Continuing with my thought from last class, I think security issues within the Internet have brought up ideas for a Bill of Rights. How interesting this is our topic of blog conversation when a recent discovery of Facebook’s security and ownership has been called into question. I do think that the Internet needs a Bill of Rights. Its accountability where its needed most. The authors of the Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web break it down into three easy sections.
Section one: Ownership
Section two: Control
Social web users should be allowed to control how much of their information is being used on the Internet. And the websites should be transparent with their intent for the information. By being transparent with your motives, you allow people to decide for themselves the extra steps of precaution they should take with their information. Or simply not post it at all. But not only their information, but the pattern in which they use the Internet. This can be as telling as someone’s street address.
Section three: Freedom
There should be options for users who allow websites to have their information. The options should be just how much information is released to a website, and that decision should solely be the users’.