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James Medd
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Indoor GPS is heating up - Apple & Google are both acqui-hiring in this space
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Michael Arrington's response to criminal allegations. "All of the allegations are completely untrue, and I’ve hired a law firm to represent me in the legal actions against the offending parties."
There have been some extremely serious and criminal allegations against me over the last week. All of the allegations are completely untrue, and I've hired a law firm to represent me in the legal a......
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Continuing the 'data-driven campaign' series, in this blog I will explain how marketers can use their customer's location to increase the effectiveness of their email marketing campaigns. When we, as ...
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Scoble's opinion: are we over reckoning about privacy or should we all open up and have a good time?
 
The "privacy angst" folks like Om Malik are wrong

I just read Om Malik's post about why Facebook Home bugs him. Sorry, it's time that we stop listening to those who have "privacy angst." 

Listen, we are just looking at privacy all wrong.

In the "Age of Context" we're going to have several systems that serve us. That anticipate our needs and brings us new ideas of how to live our lives.

I strongly believe in signaling. In other words, telling the Internet what you want to do. 

For instance, I'm in Miami for the first time today. I have been signaling all week that I want to have a great time. So, today, someone I never have met is picking us up in 20 minutes and is showing us around.

I did this on Facebook and on Google+ and on Twitter. Wait a second. Loss of privacy!

But I'm going to have a better time today because of it. 

And it's just going to get more and more like this with Google Glass, Ingress, and other systems from Google AND from Facebook. 

Om Malik needs to get over it. 

If you want to be private, don't put it into a digital device. Period. That's where privacy ends and contextual systems take over. For instance, you've never seen a photo of me naked in my bedroom. Why not? Because I don't want you to and I forbid anyone to take photos there. Believe me, my Google Glass will NOT be used there! 

And anyone who says it's just about advertising is simply not listening and seeing where both big and small companies are going.

We need a new discussion about privacy and the utility we're going to get.

Humans will give up their privacy for "free ice cream." How do I know this? Because at Safeway, my grocery store, everyone uses its loyalty card. That lets Safeway track us. Offer us stuff. And give us discounts. We traded our privacy for free ice cream.

Same thing will happen with Google's Glass and with Facebook's Home. Om Malik needs to realize this and change how he approaches these new technologies. So do we all.
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  • HootSuite Media, Inc.
    Customer Success Consultant, 2013 - present
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I work with the internet to do things like marketing, product dev and social dev and networking.
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    eBusiness, 2006 - 2010
  • RMIT University
    Management, 2009 - 2009
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The restaurant was a good-looking dive for students + mummy and daddy. I found chewing gum under the table, which consequently got on my jeans. The manager asked me if I would like to move tables...mmm, "Yes please, this one has chewing gum under it". My food arrived while the manager and I were applying soda water to the existing disaster, great. All in all, Food was below average, decor good and service terrible!
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
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reviewed 2 years ago
Great company to work for!
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reviewed 2 years ago
HOMETOWN shoes were professional and helpful in the ordering process. Their website was easy to navigate and selecting what I wanted was easy. I was kept informed about shipping and I could track my shoes all the way from Pakistan to France easily. The shoes are top quality and I have been enjoying wearing my Chappals around Paris! I would recommend HOMETOWN for all leather goods and will definitely work with them again. Thanks!
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Very cool place to hang about outside with a beer near the canal. Awesome gigs from time to time and generally a good bunch of people. Also recently they have been attracting food trucks on a Sunday night - not bad at all.
Atmosphere: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Good
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