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A Topology of Twitter Research: Disciplines, Methods, and Ethics

I'm pleased to announce the publication of "A Topology of Twitter Research: Disciplines, Methods, and Ethics" in the Aslib Journal of Information Management, a project I co-authored with Nick Proferes. It appears in a special issue dedicated to "Twitter data analytics",…

Information Society Series: Pirate Politics, by Patrick Burkart

I’m very pleased to announce that the sixth book in the MIT Press collection “Information Society Series” I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: Pirate Politics: The New Information Policy Contests by Patrick Burkart The Swedish Pirate Party emerged as a political force…

Washington Post Essay: Mark Zuckerberg’s theory of privacy

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Facebook, and to help commemorate this milestone I wrote an essay for The Washington Post that postulates an early framework of Mark Zuckerberg's theory of privacy, based on a preliminary analysis of the…

UW-Milwaukee invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Information Studies

We’re (again) looking for a new permanent dean. Full position profile and qualifications can be found here. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, or nominations. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean…

“Privacy on Twitter, Twitter on Privacy” chapter in Twitter and Society

SOIS PhD student Nick Proferes and I have published a chapter in the new book Twitter and Society, edited by Katrin Weller, Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Merja Mahrt, and Cornelius Puschmann. Our contribution is "Privacy on Twitter, Twitter on Privacy".  Here's our introduction:…

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…

Banned Books Week 2013: “How Libraries Fight for Free Speech, Freedom from Surveillance, & Democratic Values”

To kick off 2013 Banned Books Week, the UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and UWM's Center for Information Policy Research is partnering with the Milwaukee Public Library to host a special lecture by Barbara Jones, Director of the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom: CANARIES IN THE COAL MINE:…

Call for Papers: The Digital Future of Education

[Deadline extended to December 31 - details below] Along with Johannes Britz, I am co-editing a special issue of the International Review of Information Ethics on the topic of “The Digital Future of Education”. The full call for papers is below, and available…

ALA-Google Symposium on “Revisiting the Children’s Internet Protection Act: 10 Years Later”

[Updated with links and summary comments at bottom of post] I have been invited to join a gathering of national library, education, technology, legal and policy experts for a national symposium hosted by the American Library Association and Google considering…