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CFP: The Social, Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensions of Search Engines

Received this CFP today from Eszter Hargittai: Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication Special Issue on The Social, Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensionsof Search Engines Guest Editor:Eszter HargittaiNorthwestern UniversitySearch engines are some of the most commonly accessed Web sites online. Millions of…

CEPE 2005: Ethics of New Information Technology

I've been accepted to present at CEPE 2005: Sixth International Conference of Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry hosted by the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. The conference theme is "Ethics of New Information Technology": Information technology is currently moving well…

Search Engines – Their Politics; Their Logics

I'm part of a panel submission to the 6th International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR). The panel is titled "Search Engines - Their Politics; Their Logics":Search engines today seem to afford the only access point…

Beal on Users Confusing Natural and Paid Search Engine Results

Andy Beal at Search Engine Lowdown notes this report of the Pew Internet and American Life Project's study which suggests that only 18% of search engine users can tell the difference between paid and natural search engine results. Beal seems…