Sunday, 14 March 2010

Distinguishing public and private

Most likely a rebuttal to Mark Zuckerberg's call for a redefinition of privacy as a social norm, danah boyd (lack of cap intentional) in her keynote address at the SXSWi festival argues that 'privacy is not dead'. Citing both the recent Google Buzz debacle and Facebook's changes to privacy settings in December she argued that in the best case there is a basic misunderstanding of what users want or, in the worst case, a new corporate strategy of trying to get as many users locked in right away, regardless of the consequences. More from CNet here.

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I am director of the Media and Persuasive Communication (MPC) network at Bangor University where I also lecture on political-economy of the media. I am currently working on a book provisionally titled Deconstructing Privacy for Peter Lang and leading two empirical projects in connection with privacy perception and the use of new media for smoking cessation. I am author of Creativity and Advertising: Affect, Events and Process (Routledge, 2013); The Mood of Information: A Critique of Behavioural Advertising (Continuum, 2011); and Digital Advertising (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009). Please contact me at if you are interested in Ph.D supervision or consultancy services.