Life Online

Whenever I start leaving comments on my students’ blogs, it takes much longer than I planned because I start searching for links to share with them.

Recently they were assigned the following under the heading of “AGENCY, AUTHORITY & TRUST”:

• Qualman, E. 2009. Chapter 2 in Socialnomics.
• Paine Schofield, C. B., & Joinson, A. N. (2008). Privacy, trust, and disclosure online. In A. Barak (Ed.), Psychological aspects of cyberspace: Theory, research, applications (pp. 13-31). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
• Albrechtslund, A. (2008) “Online Social Networking as Participatory Surveillance” in First Monday. Available Online:

• Zittrain, J. “Meeting the Risks of Generativity: Privacy 2.0” in The Future of the Internet & How to Stop It. Available Online:
• Caplan, S. (2005) Social Skill Account of Problematic Internet Use. Journal of Communication 721-730. 55(4)

Their responses to these readings have been great, thoughtful, and engaging, and they made me think of these two videos also on the topic of social networking and digital footprints, one more lighthearted than the other:

I leave you with those for tonight because I’ve got 10 more students’ blogs to read, but wanted to post before I forgot!

2 thoughts on “Life Online

  1. Great videos. I especially liked the second on the Digital Dossier… It presented an idea I would have never thought about.

  2. I appreciate the time that you take to provide us with up-to-date information. This is definitely a different experience that my undergrad one.

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