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More learned=more jaded?

Thorough this exploration of social media, interpersonal relationships, online privacy and meaningful communication, I am fighting cynicism with both hands and all the pixie dust I can muster.  Perhaps hope lies within the dynamic of human tendency to teeter-totter our norms and spend most of the time somewhere in the middle of the board.  As awareness grows of the price we are paying when clutching our little screens to our faces while humans go by, we may look up, say a word, read an expression on someone else’s face.  Maybe even have a conversation.


Is privacy a thing of the past?

Sincere thanks to all those who were participants in our excellent panel discussion today, either in person or through e-live,  concerning online privacy.   Moderator Bill Urquhart guided our discussion from sociological, technological, and law enforcement perspectives, and we enjoyed comments and questions from students on e-live and from audience members in Ketchikan.

Here’s a bibliography of articles which I may have referenced during my remarks during the discussion today, in the event you may wish to do some reading on the topic.  All of these articles are available through the UAS databases, most of them through Academic Search Premier.  Here you go:

“Facebook & Your Privacy. (Cover Story).” Consumer Reports 77.6 (2012): 24. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 8 Nov. 2012.

Beer, Jeff. “Google Is Getting Creepy.” Canadian Business 85.14 (2012): 28-31. Academic Search Premier. Web. 8 Nov. 2012.

Giles, Jim.  “The Oracle of Facebook.”  New Scientist 214:2862 (2012) : 40-43.  Academic Search Premier.  Web. 4 November 2012.

Seymour, Chris. “Social Media And The Gender Gap.” Econtent 35.3 (2012): 8-10. Academic Search Premier. Web. 8 Nov. 2012.

Stein, Joel, and Eben Harrell. “Your Data, Yourself.” Time 177.11 (2011): 40-46. Academic Search Premier. Web. 8 Nov. 2012.

Weeks, Linton.  “Google and Privacy: Is It Time to Give Up?” 29 Feb. 2012 Web. 7 Nov. 2012.

Be careful out there.

Posted by Campus Librarian Kathleen Wiechelman

Come by for gnosh and talk

Today is our final panel discussion for Fall Semester 2012.  We are looking forward to hearing about online privacy from the point of view of a sociologist, police chief, librarian, and computer technician.  Join us NOW at the Campus Library!

The Internet and Privacy (is there any?)

Please join us on Thursday, November 8th, between noon and 1 p.m. in the UAS Ketchikan Campus Library for our continuing discussion about the themes and issues raised by Sherry Turkle in her book, Alone Together:  Why we expect more from technology and less from each other. This discussion, moderated by Assistant Professor of Sociology William Urquhart, will focus on online privacy from several perspectives.

Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome!  Call 907-228-4567 with any questions.

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