[Air-L] Dissertation

M. Deanya Lattimore mdlattim at syr.edu
Fri Aug 10 08:55:25 PDT 2007

Good, good,  -- I was thinking this way too as to your first point.  The 
problem with the second point is that I argue in my diss that ALL 
electronic and computer writing must be considered to some degree 
"public": it's not a dichotomous construct.

If people did not want their information to be considered "published," 
then they should write it on paper and keep it under their mattresses, 
not type it into large databases that are collected, spidered, and 
searched by other online tools.

So by default for me, all internet work has been intended for 
publication.  Maybe to limited audiences, like when someone posts pics 
of themselves getting drunk in Facebook, but the fact of the matter is, 
it's still more in the public space than in the private one.


elw at stderr.org wrote:
 > Presumably journal articles have already gone through the local
 > ethics/institutional review process as they're written.
 > We also have an expectation that journal articles are written with the
 > intent of publication - they're not accidental.
 > --e

deanya wrote:
>> Hi Alex! Okay, I'll challenge this, LOL! Articles that are found in 
>> subscription databases are constantly cited, and all you have to do is 
>> provide info about your level of access.
>> What makes MySpace or Livejournal different from database collections?

>> Alex Halavais wrote:
>>> I think that any blog that requires any sort of log in is off limits,
>>> even if anyone can randomly log in to gain access. I'd be willing to
>>> be challenged on that, but I think of it as a rule of thumb. So, for
>>> example, some MySpace and Livejournal pages are only available to
>>> subscribers (same deal for most social network profiles), and I think
>>> these have to be handled differently.
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