Profile

Cover photo
Craig Blewett
Works at University of KwaZulu-Natal
215 followers|154,772 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Craig Blewett

Shared publicly  - 
 
So excited about the new Pebble. I considered moving to Apple Watch, being an Apple fan, but was underawed by their specs and design. It's not even waterproof! Then was so excited when Pebble launched new Pebble on Kickstarter - and what amazing specs. Pebble Rocks still!
1
Add a comment...

Craig Blewett

Shared publicly  - 
2
Tamara Elliott's profile photo
 
How wonderful to see the baptism of these three girls.
Add a comment...

Craig Blewett

Shared publicly  - 
 
A great tribute in Google doodle today for Nelson Mandela - click it to play through various quotes and scenes
1
Add a comment...

Craig Blewett

Shared publicly  - 
 
Just reading this we are fulfilling this!
 
BLOG:
I fear for the youth getting lost in social media so deeply that we end up living our lives over the phone or iPad, writes Zareef Minty.
3 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Craig Blewett

Shared publicly  - 
 
Very interesting research issue re. Facebook. Did they violate ethics in this research?
 
Deeper Issues Behind Facebook's Most Recent Privacy Debacle

If you've been following news around the revelation of what may be Facebook's biggest ever privacy breach (and goodness knows, there are plenty to choose from!), then I urge you to read this blog post: http://vacuousminx.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/facebooks-indefensible-unscholarly-research/

(If you're not familiar, in brief, it has been revealed that in 2009 Facebook deliberately manipulated "positive" vs "negative" content in the news feeds of around 600,000 users in cooperation with an independent academic research project.)

The linked post provides a well-reasoned and informed view into the deeper story behind this story. Yes, Facebook may well be very culpable in this case, but there are even more troubling implications for the academic world. 

My wife is a scientist. I've heard her speak often about some of the major ethical issues in the scientific world. One of the foremost of those is the issue of human-subject research.

We have all heard the horror stories from the past of horrendous things done to unwilling or unaware persons as part of scientific studies. In more recent times very strict rules have been defined in most of the developed world to prevent such abuses. Chief among those rules is the idea of consent. 

At issue in the current case is the possibility that academic researchers used Facebook's Terms of Service, to which every user agrees at signup, as a shield to get around the established rules. 

Read the post to get informed on these issues, and let me know what you think: http://vacuousminx.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/facebooks-indefensible-unscholarly-research/
86 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Craig Blewett

Shared publicly  - 
 
Anyone for a Big Mac?
1
Add a comment...

Craig Blewett

Shared publicly  - 
2
Add a comment...
In his circles
191 people
Have him in circles
215 people
Bonga Zuma's profile photo
Yusuf Gora Mahomed's profile photo
Jonathan Westbay's profile photo
Tim Mogg's profile photo
Katie Thurlby's profile photo
Surendra Thakur's profile photo
Peter Conway's profile photo
Eric Sheninger's profile photo
Chris Eckman's profile photo

Craig Blewett

Shared publicly  - 
 
Wow. How long do people practice to do this!
1
1
Gensichen Ramkisson's profile photo
Add a comment...

Craig Blewett

Shared publicly  - 
 
1
Add a comment...

Craig Blewett

Shared publicly  - 
 
The next Super Moon is tonight. Find out what causes a super moon and make sure you don't miss it - ScienceCasts: A Summer of Super Moons
7
5
Rose Marie Tompson's profile photoG Morris's profile photo
Add a comment...

Craig Blewett

Shared publicly  - 
 
Important truths while you have time!
 
"I wish I had worked more," said nobody while on their death beds. Here's how to live more fully: http://linkd.in/1lB53mH
28 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Craig Blewett

Shared publicly  - 
 
I agree with this. Live the life you want to live NOW! Great.
 
I've watched this about a million times and probably shared it before. But it bears repeating.
6 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
191 people
Have him in circles
215 people
Bonga Zuma's profile photo
Yusuf Gora Mahomed's profile photo
Jonathan Westbay's profile photo
Tim Mogg's profile photo
Katie Thurlby's profile photo
Surendra Thakur's profile photo
Peter Conway's profile photo
Eric Sheninger's profile photo
Chris Eckman's profile photo
Work
Occupation
University IT Lecturer
Employment
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
    Senior Lecturer, 1992 - present
Story
Tagline
Cr@!g + JESUS = LIFE+
Introduction
It's all about LIFE+ made real through Jesus "I have come that you may have life and have it full on" - Jesus (John 10:10).  This is my life slogan. I love - God, family, outdoors, technology, innovation, travel, adventure, South Africa, books, running...LIFE+  Defining Song - No Ordinary Life (Roma Waterman) "I wanna to be 17 'till I'm 95I wanna live on the edge till I learn to flyClimb the mountain just to touch the skySee the world from a different viewRun this race til my dreams come trueThis is no ordinary lifeThis is no ordinary life" Check out my website for more - http://www.craigblewett.com
Bragging rights
Enjoyed the pain/joy/madness of Comrade's Marathon's 90km 7 times (see www.runningeasy.com)
Basic Information
Gender
Male