LifeMap

Data visualization is something that has held my interest since a very long time. I am a strong believer that once shown in the right format/layout, data stars revealing itself. Apart from the Data Mining and Analytics gyan, here is a very simple and elegant way to prove my point. Here is one of the most distinct CVs or LifeMaps ive ever come across. Amongst a thousand CVs will you notice this?

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Data. It can tell a compelling story if you want it to! Read more. Here.

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Morality 2.0

If I post a drunken status message on facebook does my boss (who is on my friends list, ironic?) have the right to hold it against me for work related assessment? What if it is used against me in a court of law when establishing a criminal case?

This is not just a random thought. An ethical and moral implication of digital content in a legal situation is spoken about here.

Digital footprint is a word often thrown around to identify an individual’s actions in the e-sphere. Comments/content posted by a “User” is linked to the individual who has signed up for the service. How close is this individual, flesh and bones, any different from the ‘user’ or account holder?

Legal implications aside what is the ethics standpoint in the digital space. Ethics are identified by actions performed by an individual. In the real life we use verbal and non verbal methods to put across our opinion, our intentions. There have been interesting studies in this regard.

According to Saunders et al (2006), “Ethics refers to the appropriateness of your behaviour in relation to the rights of those who become the subject of your work, or are affected by it” whereas Gilbert and Churchhill, (1995) has defined ethics as “the moral principles and values that govern the way an individual or group conducts its activities”. According to Saunders et al (2002) the literature surrounding research ethics highlights the need to obtain informed consent as the subject area was decided by all members of the organization via consultation it would be easy to suggest that all organization members have given informed consent. However, the author ethically needs to consider to what extent each individual had a choice about participation. The author is fully aware that he may never receive full and correct information however if the author communicates the aims, objectives and keep his research subjects as open and transparent as possible then this helped him to extract the most vital information out of the employees.

Choice of participation and perception of an individual’s opinion in respect to the capacity in which the opinion is expressed is critical. Twitter profiles of CEO’s and MD’s have a discretionary note that that opinions expressed are their own and not the organization. Would @EV ‘s views on the cloud not affect twitter’s relationships with google? Or are we maturing enough as a society to distinguish the difference of a role and an individual.