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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Counting on the Cloud

Cloud computing means we live our lives online, saving email, photos and texts (like this blog)to computers located somewhere on the Internet, run by people and companies familiar to us primarily as websites or entities we read about in the news.

Young adults, "digital natives" share the details of their lives online with hardly a second thought about personal privacy or where everything saved to the cloud will eventually wind up, or how long it will persist, or how visible it will be in the future. The over 30 crowd may be more wary but depend no less on the convenience of such cloud software as Gmail, Flickr,LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc. to manage and share their work and personal lives.

How will this impact our cultural views on civil rights, personal privacy and First Amendment issues in the future? Read Counting On The Cloud To Drive Computing's Future

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