Archives: Scott Mitchell
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Warning! You’re entering a sick zone
Scott Mitchell, ALiGN researcher and PhD candidate of Carleton's Communication and Media Studies program, just published an article titled “Warning! You’re entering a sick zone”: The construction of risk and privacy implications of disease tracking apps" in Online Information Review. Congratulations Scott! Below is the abstract. Purpose...
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Every (digital) breath you take, every Facebook post you make: Standing rock check-ins and police surveillance of protestors through social media
For many us, when you see that a friend has checked-in somewhere posted on Facebook, your eyes probably glaze over and you quickly skip past their Foursquare recommendation of a specific restaurant or coffee shop. But last fall, you may have noticed that a large number of your Facebook friends apparently went to...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Tools for protest & activism, networks of lies: Social media and the ‘fake news’ epidemic
We’ve probably all heard about “filter bubbles” by now – the idea that, despite having ready access to an effectively unlimited cache of information on any number of topics, people often end up in social media echo chambers. This doesn’t just happen through intentional selection (i.e., choosing to follow things online that reflect your...