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My presentation to re:publica:
The German Paradox
Privacy, publicness, and penises
- Berlin, April 2010



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Publicness Publicness Presentation Transcript

  • Das deutsche Paradoxon
  • The German Paradox Privacy, publicness, and penises Jeff Jarvis re: PUBLIC a 2010
  • ‘ No one needs to know that.’
  • Newser
  • ‘ Gemischte?’ – ‘Mixed?’ Photo: Flickr mag3737
  • ‘ Ja, natürlich.’ – ‘Yes, naturally’
  • Germans care deeply about the privacy of everything ...
  • ...except... Photo: Flickr baerchen57
  • ...their private parts Photo: Flickr charlesfred
  • Scandinavians and their money
  • The Dutch and their windows Photo:newangles.wordpress.com
  • Americans and their criminals
  • Tweeters and their breakfast
  • Germans and their blogs?
  • ‘ We lack a culture of sharing our knowledge... ...and we mistrust the fools giving it away for free.’ — Tilmann on the German paradox, Buzzmachine comment
  • Photo: Let Ideas Compete The price of privacy
  • Privacy = control Photo:Flickr willy volk
  • Control of our data Photo:Flickr nightrpstar
  • Control of our creations Photo:Flickr willy volk
  • Control of our identities Photo:Flickr matthew burpee
  • Does identity = civility? Photo:Flickr martin roel
  • Does anonymity = anarchy? Photo:Flickr mollybob
  • Does identity = shame? Photo:Flickr martin roel
  • ‘ By age 21, it should be acceptable to change your name and essentially start over.’ — Eric Schmidt
  • Does shame = reputation? Photo:Flickr martin roel
  • The doctrine of mutually assured humiliation
  • The value of publicness Photo:Flickr s x 2
  • My prostate cancer
  • Default to public
  • The wisdom of the crowd...
  • ...belongs to the crowd. Photo:Flickr VividBreeze
  • The internet is a connection machine.
  • Organize without organizations. —Clay Shirky
  • Generation G is connected forever.
  • ‘ Next year, people will share twice as much information as they share this year, and next year, they will be sharing twice as much.’ — Zuck’s law
  • The value of publicness Photo:Flickr s x 2 Defending the public Photo:Flickr lenoclimb
  • Beware your precedents. Photo:Flickr grencampter
  • The public owns what’s public. Photo:Flickr webcand
  • A million watchdogs. Photo:Flickr bfraz
  • Transparency as default. Photo:Flickr somefool
  • Photo:Flickr inkenzo The internet as a public place
  • Walled v. open. Photo:Brian Rose
  • Walled v. open.
  • Private vs. public Opaque vs. transparent Closed vs. open Controlled vs. free
  • A Bill of Rights in Cyberspace I. We have a right to connect. II. We have the right to speak. III. We have the right to assemble. IV. We have the right to act. V. We have the right to control our data. VI. We have the right to control our identity. VII. What is public is a public good. VIII. All bits are created equal. IX. The internet shall be operated openly.
  • Eine Grundrechtecharta für Cyberspace I. Wir haben das Recht auf Vernetzung. II. Wir haben das Recht zu reden. III. Wir haben das Recht, uns zu versammeln. IV. Wir haben das Recht zu handeln V. Wir haben das Recht auf Controlle über unsere Daten. VI. Wir haben das Recht auf unsere eigene Identität. VII. Was öffentlich ist, ist ein öffentlliches Gut. VIII. Alle Bits gleich geschaffen. IX. Das Internet sollte offen sein.
  • Photo:der Papiten
  • ] Photo:der Papiten
  • In the company of nudists, no one is naked Photo:Brian Rose
  • Bis später. – Until later.