Our key concept of ethical social network

Ethical Social Network promotes reasonable behaviors of all social media actors, and particularly of social networks. Thus, we propose the concept of ethical social network. What is a social network? A social network is an internet application which permits many people under a pseudonym or under their real name to regularly share data, pictures, videos, Read more about Our key concept of ethical social network[…]

“Tweets are my own” may have consequences for my employer

Twitter is a public social network on which users communicate by messages of less than 140 characters, called “Tweets”. These messages are similar to text messages sent by phone. Among the users are many celebrities, representatives of the state and company managers. A manager of a legal entity represents a legal person. This may be Read more about “Tweets are my own” may have consequences for my employer[…]

Social media, social networks… The difference? the business model, what else?

Some people like in, suggest making a distinction between social media and social networks according to their functions. However, all these attempts do not take into account social networks’ business model, which is at the heart of their particularity. The collection and management of data, basics of a business model The functions do not really Read more about Social media, social networks… The difference? the business model, what else?[…]

Recycling market, citizens’ personal data market, same business?

There is a number of similarities between the citizens’ personal data market – discussed in this article – and the recycling market. This sector uses unwanted/unused things as raw material. Identity of the business model Companies that recycle unwanted/unused things (such as scrap metal dealers) earn money in making arbitration between unwanted/unused items that may Read more about Recycling market, citizens’ personal data market, same business?[…]

Does freedom of expression stop at social networks doors?

Platforms of the Internet, new official ways to exercise freedom of expression While Europe Commission is revising the 1995 directive on the protection of personal data, in order to adapt to new technologies developed over the last 15 years, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopts on December the 7th, 2011 a Read more about Does freedom of expression stop at social networks doors?[…]

What is an ethical social network?

What is a social network? A social network is an application on which several persons regularly share files, pictures, texts, videos, under their real name, a pseudonym or anonymously with associated rights (right to read, comment, modify and save) and allow the social network company to use them in its best interest as a co-owner. Read more about What is an ethical social network?[…]