Ghostery developer at Evidon. Privacy advocate. Sci-fi and Fantasy Nerd.
What we're building:
Lots of tools exist to help you control behind-the-scenes, unintentional data collection and use - but what about the stuff you shared on purpose? "Make Myself Clear" is a web application that scans social networks for potentially sensitive information associated with you. This information will include hate speech, references to drugs & alcohol, references to health issues, etc. Users will be given an at-a-glance audit of how a company or another person with access to their social network profiles might view them based on this sensitive information.
Who It's For:
Average everyday social network users who may be (for example) searching for a new job, looking for a new romantic partner, auditioning for American Gladiators, or trying to adopt a pet from a local shelter. Handy for parents to check up on their kids.
Goal for the Weekend:
Functional web app that scans and reports potentially sensitive stuff a user has posted (or that has been posted in reference to the user).
Working prototype, able to scan Facebook and Twitter streams, and provide audit results which highlight questionable posts and gives an overall score.
We want to improve the Twitter support, and add other social networks like Google+ and Pinterest. People say stupid stuff on the Internet all the time... hopefully we will find time to help them.
Organizers should know:
- User "Phoenix" (Piush Kumar) is not an actual member of our team, despite his inclusion on Hacker League.
- Works best in FireFox!
Try the app:
Get the code:
The Make Myself Clear source is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
For demo purposes, we've created some social network accounts:
For clarification questions contact: email@example.com