Tag Archives: Web 2.0

Ohio State University Library Colloquium: “Is Library User Privacy still Paramount in the 2.0 Era?”

I’ve been invited by the Ohio State University Libraries to contribute to an ongoing campus-wide series of Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society (COMPAS). This year’s theme is “Public/Private“, and I will be presenting today on the topic  “Is Library User Privacy still Paramount in the 2.0 Era?”. Abstract and slides are below. Traditionally, the context […]

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Pitt IRB Presentation: “Research Ethics in the 2.0 Era: New Challenges for Researchers and IRBs”

On Friday October 5, 2012, I will have the great pleasure of presenting my work on “Research Ethics in the 2.0 Era: New Challenges for Researchers and IRBs” for the University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board Educational Series. I’ve discussed these issues in smaller disciplinary settings, as well as much larger national meetings of IRBs, […]

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SACHRP Presentation: Research Ethics in the 2.0 Era: Conceptual Gaps for Ethicists, Researchers, IRBs

On Wednesday, July 21, 2010, I will be presenting in front of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP), part of the Office for Human Research Protections in the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). My presentation will focus on how Web 2.0 tools, environments, and experiences are creating new conceptual gaps in our understanding of privacy, anonymity/identifiability, consent, and harm.

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The Internet as Playground and Factory: A Conference on Digital Labor

When I edited a special volume of First Monday on “Critical Perspectives of Web 2.0” I was lucky to have included a contribution by Trebor Scholz, which made an already good collection of papers even better. Scholz’s article, “Market Ideology and the Myths of Web 2.0“, argued that the very notion of “Web 2.0″ represents […]

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NSF Grant: Internet Research and Ethics 2.0

Congratulations to Elizabeth Buchanan and Charles Ess for being awarded an NSF grant to create a much-needed repository and advisory board to address the challenges that emerging Internet and Web 2.0 platforms are placing on research ethics. I’m thrilled to be among the senior personnel on this grant, and look forward to the collaboration and […]

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Web 2.0 Theses by Ippolita, Geert Lovink & Ned Rossiter

Geert Lovink, one of the premier theorists of new media and network culture, has posted a set of “Web 2.0 Theses,” puncturing the ethos and mythology the surrounds Web 2.0 and contemporary internet fetishism. Here’s my quick summary, but I encourage you to read the full text: 0. The internet turns out to be neither […]

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Universal Music Group on Tumblr: Social Marketing Gone Wrong

A few months ago I contributed to a news article about businesses increasingly participating in social media platforms for marketing and management of customer relations. Seems the recording industry behemoth Universal Music Group was listening, as they’ve recently joined the multimedia blogging platform Tumblr. Problem is, they don’t seem to know what they’re doing (and […]

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Values and Pragmatic Action: The Challenges of Introducing Ethical Intelligence in Technical Design Communities

I’ve written a lot here about the need for companies to engage in value-conscious design of their products and services. This, admittedly, is no simple task. Ever since spending a few weeks thinking about this topic a few years ago, my colleague Noëmi Manders-Huits and I have been organizing our thoughts on the pragmatic challenges […]

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First Monday Podcast: The Faustian Bargain with Web 2.0

There’s nothing worse than listening to yourself talk. Following up on March’s special issue of First Monday on “Critical Perspectives on Web 2.0,” I was recently interviewed by Joy Austria and A.J. Hannah for the First Monday Podcast series. You can download the MP3 (5.2MB, 15:16) or read the transcript. Hopefully you can read between […]

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Special issue of First Monday: Critical Perspectives on Web 2.0

I am pleased to announce the (open) publication of a special issue of First Monday on “Critical Perspectives on Web 2.0.” This special issue was born from a panel I organized at AoIR, and features amazing contributions from Trebor Scholz, Matthew Allen, Kylie Jarrett, Søren Mørk Petersen, myself, Anders Albrechtslund, and David Silver. My thanks […]

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