Nalini Kotamraju

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Much has been written on creating personas --- both what they are good for, and how to create them. A common problem with personas is that they are not based on real customer data, and if they are, the data set is not of a sample size that can be considered statistically significant. In this paper, we describe a new method for creating and validating(More)
In this article we describe people's online contribution practices in contexts in which the government actively blocks access to or censors the Internet. We argue that people experience blocking as confusing, as a motivation for self-censorship online, as a cause of impoverishment of available content and as a real threat of personal persecution.(More)
The state has long attempted to regulate sexual activity by channeling sex into various forms of state-supported intimacy. Although commentators and legal scholars of diverse political perspectives generally believe such regulation is declining, the freedom to engage in diverse sexual activities has not been established as a matter of law. Instead, courts(More)
Family law in the United States has long embraced the image of a triangle to describe the allocation of legal authority over childrearing. Parents, children, and the state stand at the three points of this triangle. Much of family law concerns when parental authority over children should trump state interests, when state interests should trump parental(More)
In this paper I analyze what is emerging in the new frontiers of mobile media, where social media, global positioning systems (GPS)—including location-based services (LBS)—and mobile phones are merging. In addition, I will analyze the implications of the precious heritage that portable media might receive from the mobile phone. To substantiate my analysis,(More)
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