The Harvard Business Review Blog recently posted a thought-provoking piece on the current Wikileaks situation(s). The thinking within this piece is that this kind of a break in traditionally secure or even private information is the most open challenge yet to the behaviors and thoughts that secrets will remain secrets.
Or, from the other side of the news delivery stream, what if newspapers were invented today? This isn’t as dissimilar a question as Google asked when inntroducing Wave (“what if email were invented today), but also asks us to think about media not just as a construct, but something that effects the context of life around us. There’s an implication to life that technologies always bring forth – and sometimes the questions and answers are easy to see, other times, they require the challenging or opening up of perceptions we’d not ordinarily consider.
Looking mobile in media [ministry], these kinds of situations not only offer a chance for reflection, but also ask of us to consider not just the consumption of media, but its effects in governed and non-governed contexts.
As we look at the ways mobile is pushing out various changes in our lives,* how do you expect the Body to adapt or resist changes which expose or break down barriers that once were (seemed) quite secure? If you will, disruption happens, but what also happens to secrets that are disrupted?
Or, are we making a mountain out of several molehills of compromised behaviors and information? Despite the changes happening in web, mobile, and the industries they touch, will there really be a change at all towards how we manage/secure data or how authorities govern the viewing of the decisions between that data?
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