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“But the data is already public”: on the ethics of research in Facebook
- M. Zimmer
- Computer ScienceEthics and Information Technology
- 1 December 2010
Ethical concerns that must be addressed before embarking on future research in social networking sites are addressed, including the nature of consent, properly identifying and respecting expectations of privacy on social network sites, strategies for data anonymization prior to public release, and the relative expertise of institutional review boards when confronted with research projects based on data gleaned from social media.
Migration and income: the question of self-selection.
The purpose of this paper is to describe and estimate a model of returns to migration which explicitly accounts for self-selection of migrants from the working population.
The Externalities of Search 2.0: The Emerging Privacy Threats when the Drive for the Perfect Search Engine meets Web 2.0
- M. Zimmer
- Computer ScienceFirst Monday
- 2 March 2008
This paper argues that the drive for Search 2.0 necessarily requires the widespread monitoring and aggregation of a users' online personal and intellectual activities, bringing with it particular externalities, such as threats to informational privacy while online.
A topology of Twitter research: disciplines, methods, and ethics
The analysis of over 380 scholarly publications utilizing Twitter data reveals noteworthy trends related to the growth of Twitter-based research overall and the methods of acquiring Twitter data for analysis, and emerging ethical considerations of such research.
“Making the world more open and connected”: Mark Zuckerberg and the discursive construction of Facebook and its users
This article reports the results of a discourse analysis of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's public language, foregrounding the evolution of his discourse surrounding Facebook’s self-definitions, the construction of user identity, and the relationship between Facebook and its users.
The Gaze of the Perfect Search Engine: Google as an Infrastructure of Dataveillance
- M. Zimmer
- Computer Science
This chapter argues that these search-based infrastructures of dataveillance contribute to a rapidly emerging “soft cage” of everyday digital surveillance, where they contribute to the curtailing of individual freedom, affect users’ sense of self, and present issues of deep discrimination and social justice.
The Impact of Agility Requirements on Business Intelligence Architectures
- M. Zimmer, H. Baars, H.-G. Kemper
- Business45th Hawaii International Conference on System…
- 4 January 2012
The results show that agility requirements can be effectively confined to areas more exposed to turbulence as long as the architecture is designed in a pertinent way -- and if it is supported by suitable organizational measures.
Assessing the treatment of patron privacy in Library 2.0 literature
This project seeks to measure the extent to which the issue of patron privacy is addressed in literature discussing Library 2.0 services and solutions, and suggests a policy vacuum exists in dealing with this potential ethical conflict.
Renvois of the past, present and future: hyperlinks and the structuring of knowledge from the Encyclopédie to Web 2.0
- M. Zimmer
- ArtNew Media Soc.
- 1 February 2009
The article reveals how the use of renvois leads to unsettling juxtapositions, contradictions and unexpected meanings, allowing readers to relinquish their position as passive receivers of pre-organized information, to subvert traditional knowledge structures and hierarchies, and to become active and integral participants in the production of knowledge.