In a recent article in The New York Times Magazine, VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN Virgina Heffernan wrote about Facebook users leaving the site due primarily to privacy concerns. It is an interesting article and raises some valid concerns.
The article can be read here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/30/magazine/30FOB-medium-t.html?_r=2&em.
*Where:* EEB 403 (directions below)
*When:* Sept. 2nd, 12-1:20PM
*Who:* Donald Patterson (UC Irvine)
Food will be provided!
SPEAKER: Donald Patterson
TITLE: Micro-presence in an always online world
In this talk I will address the history of computer mediated status messages from early tools on Unix systems like “who” through more recent times when such information was incorporated by instant messaging systems. I will present some studies about the ways in which status messages are used and the state of the art in the ability to predict some types of these messages. This application of machine learning to status prediction tends to become a hybrid of activity recognition, interruption detection and location-based services rolled into one.
As Twitter and Facebook usage have recently swamped the use of this medium, I will add some thoughts on the future of status messaging in light of its historical usage.