[Air-l] Deleting Online Predators Act, MySpace and a plea for help

Ellis Godard egodard at csun.edu
Thu Jun 1 15:04:14 PDT 2006

Alex wrote:
> I suspect many of us see this as an issue of activism rather 
> than research. I disagree with such an assessment.

And yet you emphasize issues of beneficial use and freedom sets? 

A research-oriented approach might instead emphasize quantification of
online predation (which has been insanely exaggerated), comparisons to other
media (predation isn't unique to online sites), and the impossiblity of
enforcement (what online *isn't* arguably a "social networking service"?)


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