Flow Column: Snapchat, Privacy, & Discourse

We need to shift discourse away from discussing sexual and suggestive photos as inappropriate and abnormal, and rather focus on the inappropriate acts of sharing. This not only places blame back where it belongs – on those violating privacy – but also moves away from discourse that demonizes expressions of sexuality;

Creative Ways Teens Maintain Social Privacy with Social Media

I wrote an article for the Connected Learning Research Network’s blog. I’ve included an excerpt below. You can read the full article here. …I have found that social norms and a feeling of constant surveillance leave many teens feeling vulnerable with regard to social media use. Not only are teens concerned about adult and peer surveillance,…

Nope not abandoned, just busy

So true, so true (click to enlarge) I truly haven’t abandoned the blog but I feared summer updates would be few and far between and as it turns out they have been. I’ve been staying quite busy this summer but not having a regular routine actually leads to fewer updates than during the semesters. I…

FlowTV CFP: Social Media

FlowTV CFP: Social Media Due May 18 Please feel free to redistribute.  Social media have created new ways for individuals to communicate and share information. Technologies such as blogs, Twitter, social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Orkut, etc.), wikis, Second Life, digg, Last.fm, FlickR, etc. have become increasingly pervasive. Social media are being used…