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Ethics and Social Media

The goal of this group is to foster discussion between philosophers and designers and users of social media about the ethical values that inform the implementation of social media technologies.


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On Defining 'Social Media'

Started by Mark Fisher Jan 27, 2012. 0 Replies

Thanks to Michael for suggesting that the attempt to define our terms would be a worthwhile endeavor here. (And thanks to Vance for welcoming Michael while my attention was being diverted by the…Continue

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Comment by Vance A Ricks on October 10, 2011 at 8:11pm

If I could have, I would have gone directly from the APEP conference to this one at DePauw University's Pringle Institute:  "Ethical Inquiry Through VideoGame Play and Design" (Oct 10 - Oct 12)!

Comment by George J. Aulisio on October 8, 2011 at 5:15pm

Hi all:


If the group is still considering creating a dynamic bibliography, I would suggest creating another page for this Affinity Group. Mark, as the Administrator for this group you will see the "+ Add Page" link underneath the group members. You can title the page something like Bibliography and use the body of which to start adding citations and short annotations.


The one caveat is that you will have to promote other members of the group to "Affinity Group Administrator" so that they also have the ability to edit the page. You can do this in the A.G. under "Options" then "Manage Affinity Group Members."


If you decide to promote specific members, please let me know I have a couple resources on Social Media that I think would be useful to the bibliography. Thanks!

Comment by Ronald Sundstrom on October 7, 2011 at 12:56pm

Here is the link to Eli Pariser's TED talk:

I recommend his book, "The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding from Us," for classroom use, as well as general reading. It gives a useful summary of the changes in social media technology and the personal-social-political issues that effect us now or are on the horizon.

Comment by Christopher Long on October 7, 2011 at 12:03pm

Here is the link to the google doc with rough notes on the session. Feel free to contribute to it:


Comment by Vance A Ricks on October 7, 2011 at 11:18am
Noelle Manders-Huits and Michael Zimmer, "Values and Pragmatic Action:  The Challenges of Introducing Ethical Intelligence In Technical Design Communities":  VPA-IRIE.pdf
Comment by Vance A Ricks on October 7, 2011 at 10:01am
"Gay Girl In Damascus" article in the New York Times:  "Gay Girl In Damascus" Blogger Admits to Writing Fiction Disguised ...
Comment by Vance A Ricks on October 7, 2011 at 9:52am

David Brooks' New York Times column, "If It Feels Right..." (published 12 September 2011)

David Brooks, "If It Feels Good..."

Comment by Christopher Long on October 7, 2011 at 9:29am

Here is a link to a good article about the importance of taking risks in the humanities with regard to digital scholarship.


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