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  1. John Hannah John Hannah
    July 5, 2010    

    Hi Terry. Great summary. I would add simply that, for many users, particularly those on the younger side – say, first year university students – the benefits of building social capital through participation in social networks is an elusive concept. Folks who have considered this idea more deeply are more likely to be at ease with “transparency”. It becomes incumbent upon us as educators, then, to embed discussions about notions such as “social capital” and “transparency” into our curriculum and our teaching efforts so that our students can better understand the various implications of privacy settings.

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