Data voids: where missing data can easily be exploited

This paper offers some basic background on search engines, before discussing the different types of data voids that appear in search engines and adjacent recommender systems, the challenges that search engines face when they encounter data voids, and the ways data voids can be exploited...

Owning ethics: corporate logics, silicon valley, and the institutionalization of ethics

This article investigate the tensions that arise when adapting ethics initiatives at Silicon Valley tech companies.
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Socially mediated publicness: an introduction

Social media complicate the very nature of public life. In this article, we consider how technology reconfigures publicness, blurs 'audiences' and publics, and alters what it means to engage in public life. The nature of publicness online is shaped by the architecture and affordances of...
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Why parents help their children lie to Facebook about age

In accordance with US federal laws regarding the electronic collection of children's data, Facebook has a minimum age policy of 13 years. Research has found that many parents assist their children in undermining these policies. Facebook, like many communication services and social media sites, uses...

None of this is real: identity and participation in Friendster

Millions of people worldwide are now connected through networked digital infrastructures in forms that grow increasingly sophisticated and contextually rich. The notion of the global village remains powerful, but individual sociability will never operate on a global scale. Large social networks will always be mediated...