DIPO Workshop

On Friday, 28th of November, we sat down for a one day workshop with all team members to discuss the results of our empirical study on information sharing norms in peer groups. We talked about sociotechnical negotiations between peer group members and the technological platform. Against all odds on a Friday afternoon, we even had quite some fun.

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DIPO @ INSIST 14

In October, Laura visited a conference on Science and Technology studies (STS) for young scientists and junior scholars in Berlin, Germany. She presented her meta research on the cooperation between computer and social scientists in our interdisciplinary project. Laura received a lot of positive feedback and interesting comments regarding her future research on this topic. View slides at INSIST14

DIPO @ EASST 14

In September, we visited a conference on Science and Technology Studies (STS). On Thursday, September 18th, Sören Meyer and Andreas Kramm presented our methodological approach and the tools we developed on the biennial EASST (European Association for the Study of Science and Technology) conference in Torun, Poland. In the panel “The development of digital tools in STS and digital humanities: Watching, muddling through and reflexivity”, Sören and Andreas explained how ROSE and Ivy collect and visualize data about Facebook users’ practices and how we applied both tools in our empirical studies. Under the title „Situated Solidarities“ the EASST community provided an outstanding platform to discuss our methodology especially with STS scholars. They got a lot of positive feedback. View slides at EASST14

DIPO @ Google Zurich

On Tuesday, 9th of September, we visited Google in Zurich to present recent work we realized with the help of a Google Research Award. If you want to have a look at our slides: Here they are! We presented recent empirical work, our research and visualization tools and gained a lot of additional insights and positive feedback in following discussions.

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The new DIPO research seminar starts today

Today starts our this year’s research seminar “Medien und Medialität: Privatsphäre und Nutzungsverhalten in sozialen Online-Netzwerken” at Goethe University. The first lecture takes place from 2 pm to 5 pm. Further lectures are scheduled for April 24, May 8, May 22, June 5, June 19, from 4 pm to 7 pm in room IG 1.401.

The seminar is an opportunity for students to get to know our project and involved researchers, to learn about our research methods and tools, and to contribute to the project by executing an own field study during the summer term.

Science and Technology Studies and ICT-related privacy research

DIPO team member Petra Ilyes has co-authored with STS (Science and Technology Studies) scholar and security and privacy researcher Carsten Ochs a review paper Sociotechnical Privacy. Mapping the Research Landscape in the Winter 2013 edition of the Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies Studies Tecnoscienza.

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How peer groups manage privacy on Facebook and how single users manage their contacts

Currently our colleagues from Goethe University are running two user studies. In both studies we are making use of the new ROSE version. Laura explores group mechanisms within groups of Facebook users, while Andreas inquires friend management and sharing behavior in context. Continue reading »