Who We Are: Can You Take Back Naked Blogging?

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Event Date: 
July 19, 2008 - 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Conference Day: 
Day 2
Conference: 
We all know "transparency" is a blogging buzz word. Since 2005 we have been calling personal blogging "naked blogging", and Jory Des Jardins has been our Naked Blogging leader. But what if you have second thoughts about how sheer your window dressings are? If you've encountered something unpleasant because of your openness, something ugly...or even something dangerous, you might be wondering: Can I take it back? Jory will talk to three women who have taken it back to varying degrees. It might be as simple as setting more stringent privacy policies on all your social application tools (and realizing that you actually can set more stringent privacy policies.) It might be going through and masking references to real people and taking down identifiable photos. It might be resolving not to engage in certain kinds of blogging or conversations any more. Or it might get as drastic as trying to eradicate your online identity. Koan, Mena Trott and Tracey Gaughran-Perez have taken some combination of these steps to get a measure of control of their online lives that they felt was lacking...and much-needed. Were they successful at taking back naked blogging?

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