Information Society Series Book Announcement: The World Made Meme

I’m very pleased to announce that the 8th book in the MIT Press collection “Information Society Series” that I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: The World Made Meme: Public Conversations and Participatory Media by Ryan Milner Internet memes—digital snippets that can make…

NSF Grant: Mapping Privacy and Surveillance Dynamics in Emerging Mobile Ecosystems: Practices and Contexts in the Netherlands and US

I am thrilled to announce that I have been awarded an NSF EAGER (EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research) grant to pursue a research collaboration with Dr. Jessica Vitak (University of Maryland) and Drs. Jason Pridmore and Daniel Trottier (Erasmus University) on “Mapping…

ALISE Webinar: Ethics in Library Research Data Services

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First Monday special issue: “A Decade of Web 2.0: Reflections, Critical Perspectives, and Beyond”

I am extremely happy to announce the publication of “A Decade of Web 2.0: Reflections, Critical Perspectives, and Beyond”, a special issue of First Monday that I was privileged to co-edit with Dr. Anna L. Hoffmann. The issue includes an impressive set of…

More on OkCupid and the Ethics of Big Data Research

Following up on my recent editorial at Wired, “OkCupid Study Reveals the Perils Of Big-Data Science”, I have posted an expanded version of that opinion piece at Ampersand, the blog for Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), a space committed to promoting dialogue and…

Wired Editorial: “OkCupid Study Reveals the Perils of Big-Data Science”

We clearly have entered the era of big data. Armed with petabytes of transaction data, clickstreams and cookie logs, as well as data from social networks, mobile phones, and the “internet of things,” a wide range of economic interests, including…

Choose Privacy Week 2016 Webinar: Raising Privacy Awareness in Your Library and in Your Community

I’m once again thrilled to be contributing to an American Library Association (ALA) webinar on "Raising Privacy Awareness in Your Library and in Your Community" in preparation for Choose Privacy Week (May 1-7, 2016). Details and my slides on my contribution on "Sparking Privacy…

Joining NISO-RDA Working Group on Privacy Implications of Research Data Sets

I'm excited to join (another) NISO project, in partnership with the Research Data Alliance, focusing on the privacy implications of shared research data. I'll be joining Todd Carpenter (NISO) and Bonnie Tijerina as co-chairs leading this effort. The RDA/NISO Privacy Implications of…

Information Society Series book announcement: After Access: Inclusion, Development, and a More Mobile Internet

I’m very pleased to announce that the 7th book in the MIT Press collection “Information Society Series” I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: After Access: Inclusion, Development, and a More Mobile Internet by Jonathan Donner Almost anyone with a $40 mobile phone and…

Call for Chapters: “Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Cases and Challenges”

I am extremely happy to announce this call for chapters for "Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Cases and Challenges", which I am co-editing with Dr. Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda at the GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and the Institute for…