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Tangent To "Fandom Does Not Use Technology, Technology Uses Fandom" - Morgan Dawn Livejournal:The Here And Now
The Here And Now
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Tangent To "Fandom Does Not Use Technology, Technology Uses Fandom"
Here is a real life example of how technology uses fandom (and by extension the rest of the world).  I received a LinkedIn invite from someone I did not know.  I wrote back and asked 'how do we know each other?" She replied: "I emailed you last month from my fandom account asking to access some of your fanvids. LinkedIn has this 'send an invite to everyone in your address book" when you first sign up (it is a click through) and I clicked in  the wrong area." This "send an invite to everyone in your address book" is a feature "offered" by many online services, so consider this a heads up.

So now this fan has 'outed' herself with her real name, where she works etc. Luckily for everyone involved I cannot remember names, places or faces (ask one of my convention roommates who years later loves to tease me because I not only forgot her name, I forgot we ever  had been roommates).


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kellifer_fic From: kellifer_fic Date: December 19th, 2014 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Ugh, I did this accidentally on Facebook when I first signed up. Thankfully I didn't have very many fannish peeps in my address book - only those that I wouldn't mind seeing my real life FB - but still. I stay away from stuff like LinkedIn because this is a possibility. :D
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