Pictures, identity and privacy : a sociological research and a game

Posted on October 5, 2008. Filed under: English, photography, Research | Tags: , , |

We used to “Google” someone, now we “Facebook” him/her. Pictures tell so much more about the person than a few words here and there. A sentence taken out of its context can be misunderstood, one could have been careless, tricked or just tired, and said a few words that went further than what was intended. Almost anybody would agree, at least the tolerant ones 😉

But what about pictures, pictures of you taken by others (and not “Photoshopped” of course), or pictures you’ve taken, and which end up online ? How far would you go in exposing yourself, voluntarily or even “unvolontarily” (if someone took a picture of you doing something that society usually condemns, by habit, morale, if not legally) ?

Sociogeek was developped to try and understand the behaviors of Internet users in the social media / web2.0 era. This study uses a game-like online survey (in French, using the new and powerful Flash CMS from SpinMedias) to help you and the researchers understand how you act. The results will be shared publicly. This research is a joint program by :

 

Here are the results of my test :

My Sociogeek survey results

What about you ?

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