Weiner case shows need to understand social media’s power, pitfalls


The uproar over salacious tweets by U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., is a reminder that users shouldn’t be lulled into a “false sense of security” about the privacy of social media interactions, according to Susan Etlinger, an analyst with the consulting firm Altimeter Group. “People still think and behave as though they are communicating one-to-one, when in fact digital communication is a very volatile and sharable thing,” Etlinger said.  Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

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