Revisiting Research Ethics in the Facebook Era: Challenges in Emerging CSCW Research

I’m currently in Savannah, GA to participate in a workshop on Revisiting Research Ethics in the Facebook Era: Challenges in Emerging CSCW Research at CSCW 2010.

This is my first time at CSCW, and looking at the set of papers for this workshop, it should be an excellent experience. I’ve submitted a brief analysis of the “Tastes, Ties, and Time” Facebook dataset release (my larger paper is going through its final edits for publication). You can download the short analysis here: Subject Privacy and the Release of the “Tastes, Ties, and Time” Dataset.

The organizers also asked me to provide some brief comments on the ethical issues related to archiving and releasing research data. I’ve created a few slides with some provocations that will hopefully spark some discussion on these matters. You can view these slides here:
Zimmer CSCW 2010 http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf

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