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Social Media Hour #59

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This week the show will explore the topic of privacy and transparency specifically looking at how social networks and social technologies/platforms are changing the standards of privacy ... or are they? With the amount of transparency in today's world, are people reevaluating what they share? Is that a good thing? The National Communciations Association has released a report on the subject, and one of the experts who participated in developing the research and the study, Ted Striphas from Indiana University, joins the program to discuss. Also on this week's show, Shirin Papillon, the Founder & CEO of OneMoreLesbian - a media site that aggregates the world's lesbian film, television and online video content in one place. What does this have to do with the other topic? Simple. An array of sites and networks have arisen catering to myriad special interest groups. You can find site and networks for just about anything ... that's not new. But think about it, you choose to visit a site and participate in a social network ... that behavior is tracked - whether by Google or brands that may appear there. If you choose to post links or comment on posts, others see your participation - so suddenly your personal affinity for a particular group is now public, which means in the case of LGBT oriented content, you are now more out than you were before. We'll talk about OML as a business and about its growth and what it means when it comes to helping further expose a wider audience to the gay community.

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