My entry “Social Power” is now published in the Encyclopedia of Social Networks (Sage, 2011). “This two-volume reference work is a must-have resource for libraries serving researchers interested in the various fields related to social networks.”
My chapter “Regimes of Sharing” is available in the critical reader on Facebook, Generation Facebook: Über das Leben im Social Net (Verlag, 2011). The German-language volume, which received favourable reviews in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) (p. 22), the Netzpolitik.org blog and other media, contains contributions from international authors who develop a comprehensive and critical perspective on the role and nature of Facebook, which spans the range from media studies to cultural studies and the humanities.
My paper “Upholding Online Anonymity in Internet Governance” was delivered at at GigaNet Sixth Annual Symposium. United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya, September 26. The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) is an emerging scholarly community initiated in conjunction with the UN Internet Governance Forum.
“Regimes of Sharing: Open APIs, Interoperability, and Facebook” can be found in the fourth Association of Internet Researchers special issue of Information, Communication & Society 14(3) (2011). The paper looks closely at the privacy implications of sharing among social media and third party websites, especially the attempts by Facebook to achieve interoperability at the cost of maintaining users’ fixed online identities.
My chapter “Social Learning with Social Media: Expanding and Extending the Communication Studies Classroom” appears in Teaching Arts and Science with the New Social Media (Emerald Publishing Group, 2011). In this chapter I look at how the affordances of social media, specifically class blogs (WordPress) and microblogs (Twitter) together, can help achieve social learning. Strategies and best practices are explored to address how social media can be utilized by educators to accommodate the heterogeneity of digital learners and engage new styles of learning.
“Privacy and Participation in the Cloud: Ethical Implications of Google’s Privacy Practices and Public Communications” appears in The Ethics of Emerging Media: Information, Social Norms, and New Media Technology in March (Continuum, 2011). “This collection provides a rare opportunity to ask how emerging media affect the ethical choices in our lives and the lives of people across the globe.”
- Join me in calling on the #NSA and the US government to #stopwatchingus. Sign this now: https://t.co/iE4wuxrgbr
- Laws “must not be used to target #whistleblowers nor should they hamper the legitimate oversight of government action by citizens”-La Rue
- RT @APC_News: US Government: STOP mass surveillance! Civil society statement open for support: http://t.co/jCi4VHWJHZ... http://t.co/NrCiUi…
- The Association of Internet Researchers‘ annual conference Internet Research 13.0: Technologies will be held at the University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK (18-22 October 2012). “The conference aims to gather together leading scholars and help set directions for research within disciplines, as well as in interdisciplinary ventures.”