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,…

Facebook is the new blog

In the past couple of weeks I’ve had a surprising number of people thank me for the various articles I’ve been posting on Facebook over the past few months. This has really caught me off guard. For the most part, none of these people typically leave comments on my Facebook nor are they people I…

FlowTV Special Issue CFP – Sports Media: Tensions and Transitions

FlowTV Special Issue CFP: Sports MediaPlease distribute widely; submission deadline is Monday, Oct. 5 As the NFL bans players from Tweeting on the sidelines and the NCAA bans fans’ unofficial Facebook recruitment pages, it is clear that players, fans, leagues, and media institutions are struggling to maintain control in changing mediated sports environments. Yet it…

More on sports, power, and control

In an earlier post I discussed some of the tensions between the NCAA, Social Media, and Fandom. There has been a lot happening recently in the world of sports with regards to social media so I thought I’d give some updates and pose some new questions. What strikes me as significant are the changing relationships…

Tweeting from Tehran

Iranian Protests – wow! I’m literally about to walk out the door so I can’t say much, but I wanted to share some really fascinating and important links concerning the situation in Iran right now. I can’t help but wonder how ill-informed the world would be right now were not for social media and Twitter…

Twittering the academic community

danah boyd Although I’ve never met her, I follow danah boyd‘s Twitter feed. Recently she asked her followers to send her questions we might have for the teens she was about to go interview. I sent her a question and was pleasantly surprised to see she answered it on her blog. Check it out here!…