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<nettime> New Book: Internet and Surveillance: The Challenges of Web 2.0
Christian Fuchs on Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:17:57 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> New Book: Internet and Surveillance: The Challenges of Web 2.0 and Social Media


Fuchs, Christian, Kees Boersma, Anders Albrechtslund and Marisol Sandoval (Eds.). 2011. Internet and Surveillance: The Challenges of Web 2.0 and Social Media. New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-89160-8. EU COST Publication. 332 pages.

http://fuchs.uti.at/books/internet-and-surveillance-the-challenges-of-web-2-0-and-social-media/

With contributions by: Anders Albrechtslund, Thomas Allmer, Mark Andrejevic, David Arditi, Roberto Armengol, Kees Boersma, Miyase Christensen, Christian Fuchs, David W. Hill, Andrà Jansson, Deborah G. Johnson, David Lyon, Thomas Mathiesen, Marisol Sandoval, IvÃn SzÃkely, Monika Taddicken, Daniel Trottier, Kent Wayland, Rolf H. Weber

The publication has been supported by EU COST â European Cooperation in Science and Technology and the EU COST Action IS0807 âLiving in Surveillance Societiesâ.

This book is the first ever published volume that is dedicated to Internet surveillance in the age of what has come to be termed âsocial mediaâ or âweb 2.0â (blogs, wikis, file sharing, social networking sites, microblogs, user-generated content sites, etc). The Internet has been transformed in the past years from a system primarily oriented on information provision into a medium for communication and community-building. The notion of âWeb 2.0â, social software, and social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have emerged in this context. With such platforms comes the massive provision and storage of personal data that are systematically evaluated, marketed, and used for targeting users with advertising. In a world of global economic competition, economic crisis, and fear of terrorism after 9/11, both corporations and state institutions have a growing interest in accessing this personal data. Here, contributors explore this changing landscape by addressing topics such as commercial data collection by advertising, consumer sites and interactive media; self-disclosure in the social web; surveillance of file-sharers; privacy in the age of the internet; civil watch-surveillance on social networking sites; and networked interactive surveillance in transnational space. This book is a result of a research action launched by the intergovernmental network COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).

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Prof. Christian Fuchs
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Department of Informatics and Media
Uppsala University
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Book "Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies" (Routledge 2011)
Book "Internet and Society" (Paperback, Routledge 2010)


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