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Ethical privacy guidelines for mobile connectivity measurements

Ed: GCHQ / the NSA aside ... Who collects mobile data and for what purpose? How can you tell if your data are being...

Online collective action and policy change: new special issue from Policy and Internet

The Internet has multiplied the platforms available to influence public opinion and policy making. It has also provided citizens with a greater capacity for...

Preserving the digital record of major natural disasters: the CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive...

The 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the centre of Christchurch on 22 February 2011 claimed 185 lives, damaged 80% of the central city beyond...

In a world of “connective action” — what makes an influential Twitter user?

A significant part of political deliberation now takes place on online forums and social networking sites, leading to the idea that collective action might...

IPP2018 Conference: Call for Papers

Date: Thursday 20 - Friday 21 September 2018 Location: University of Oxford Convenors: Helen Margetts (OII), Jonathan Bright (OII), Vicki Nash (OII), Vili Lehdonvirta (OII), David Sutcliffe (OII), Andrea Calderaro...

Why we shouldn’t be pathologizing online gaming before the evidence is in

Internet-based video games are a ubiquitous form of recreation pursued by the majority of adults and young people. With sales eclipsing box office receipts,...

Censorship or rumour management? How Weibo constructs “truth” around crisis events

As social media become increasingly important as a source of news and information for citizens, there is a growing concern over the impacts of...

From private profit to public liabilities: how platform capitalism’s business model works for children

Two concepts have recently emerged that invite us to rethink the relationship between children and digital technology: the "datafied child" (Lupton & Williamson, 2017)...

Exploring the Darknet in Five Easy Questions

Many people are probably aware of something called "the darknet" (also sometimes called the "dark web") or might have a vague notion of what...

Digital platforms are governing systems — so it’s time we examined them in more...

Digital platforms are not just software-based media, they are governing systems that control, interact, and accumulate. As surfaces on which social action takes place,...