Problems of anti-social behaviour, privacy, and free speech on social media are not caused by anonymity but instead result from the way technology changes our presence.
That’s the startling conclusion of a new book by Dr Vincent Miller, a sociologist at the University and an expert on the information society and developing media. In contending that the cause of issues such as online anti-social behaviour is the design/software of social media itself, Dr Miller suggests that social media architecture needs to be managed and planned in the same way as physical architecture.
In the book, entitled The Crisis of Presence in Contemporary Culture: Ethics, Privacy and Speech in Mediated Social Life , Dr Miller examines the relationship between the freedom provided by the contemporary online world and the control, surveillance and censorship that operate in this environment. He questions the origins and sincerity of moral panics about use – and abuse – in the contemporary online environment and offers an analysis of ethics, privacy and free speech in this setting.
Investigating the ethical challenges that confront our increasingly digital culture, Dr Miller suggests a number of revisions to our ethical, legal and technological regimes to meet these challenges. These include changing what he describes as ‘dehumanising’ social media software, expanding the notion of our ‘selves’ or ‘bodies’ to include our digital traces, and the re-introduction of ‘time’ into social media through the creation of ‘expiry dates’ on social media communications.
The Latest on: Social media technology
via Google News
The Latest on: Social media technology
- STARTUP DIGEST: KKR invests $625 mn in Vini Cosmetics, govt to issue new social media SOPson June 21, 2021 at 10:35 am
There were several developments in the startup space during the day on Monday. Here are the startup stories that made headlines today.
- Real Estate Mogul to Spend $100M on Decentralized Social Networking Protocolon June 21, 2021 at 6:45 am
Project Liberty will utilize blockchain technology to build a new type of internet infrastructure aiming to democratize social media data.
- Small business social media accounts being considered during COVID lending researchon June 21, 2021 at 6:30 am
The COVID pandemic has forced many businesses to adapt their business model just to survive until customers feel comfortable shopping in person and going back to farmers markets. When those business ...
- Real Estate Mogul Investing in Blockchain-Based Social Networkon June 21, 2021 at 4:13 am
Billionaire real estate mogul Frank McCourt is investing $100 million into a blockchain-based social network protocol call Project Liberty.
- YADA CORPORATION BECOMES THE NEW # 1 SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANY FOR PERSONAL AND SMALL BUSINESS NEEDSon June 21, 2021 at 1:51 am
SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- YADA CORPORATION’s development of YADA DOOR is a visionary invention of YADA 4.0 SOS (Small Operating System) ...
- Former LA Dodgers owner earmarks $100M for blockchain-based social mediaon June 20, 2021 at 11:53 pm
Frank McCourt, the billionaire real estate mogul and former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is backing a new decentralized social media project based on blockchain technology.
- The Hidden Cybersecurity Risk in Social Media Disinformationon June 18, 2021 at 5:48 am
Disinformation has been an issue since long before social media existed – but the rise of social media has skyrocketed the problem to new levels. Political campaigns have always had a certain level of ...
- How Technology and Social Media is Changing the World of Charityon June 17, 2021 at 1:23 pm
Technology is evolving all the time. Even when we aren''t actively thinking about it, or using it, it''s completely changing the world we live in, while also affecting the many different business, ...
- Amazon blames social media companies for sales of fake Amazon reviewson June 16, 2021 at 11:50 am
Amazon today said it can't stop fake product reviews without help from social media companies, and it blamed those companies for not doing more to prevent solicitation of fake reviews. In a blog post, ...
- Social Media Now Has a Past — Can We Learn from Our Mistakes?on June 14, 2021 at 11:54 am
Despite all the enthusiasm and hopefulness surrounding the social media applications of the first decade of the 21st century, we now find ourselves looking back on dreams that, for the most part, didn ...
via Bing News