Stolen phone automatically uploads photos of thief's family to Flickr

· The Power of Many

practicalist: authentic media, exhibit b — pictures of the family of the person who stole my cell phone posted to my flickr account:

…what a great illustration of how social media, inadvertently or not, blows away all normally private separate identities and separate worlds! I don’t just know something about the person who took the phone, I see some of the more intimate details of their family and life. Social media and applications create conditions which would otherwise be impossible. These technologies are only beginning to have a profound impact on social norms and behavior.