[cap-talk] Webkeys vs. the web

Sandro Magi naasking at higherlogics.com
Wed Apr 1 19:15:47 EDT 2009


Charles Landau wrote:
>> http://www.amazon.com/Websters-World-Thesaurus-Charlton-Laird/dp/0028631226/ref=amb_link_83888511_2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_r=19K9GC18KWDA2VKPGD5S&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=471829471&pf_rd_i=465600
> 
> That link does not display *my* Amazon account information (because I'm 
> not logged in to Amazon).

Because your login expired. Had you logged in recently, it would show
your account information.

The point is, people are used to openly sharing URLs containing private
information, without thought to the sensitivity of what's displayed on
the page.

They have a mental model in which certain aspects of the page are
context-dependent in some way.

Sandro



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