[Air-L] [announce] Articles of the special issue "Identity and the social web" of IDIS Journal are now available online (Open Access)

NABETH Thierry Thierry.NABETH at insead.edu
Thu Nov 19 08:15:37 PST 2009

Dear All,

I would like to inform you that the articles of the special issue "Identity and the social web" of IDIS Journal are now available online (Open Access).

About the journal
IDIS (Identity in the Information Society)

Identity in the Information Society (IDIS) is an international, multidisciplinary journal created in 2008 that promotes the study of identity in the information society. IDIS specifically encourages articles from different disciplinary sources, reflecting the broad nature of the topic with its interwoven concerns of law, technology, and information systems alongside other social, political and management issues.

Special Issue: Social Web and Identity


0) Editorial: Social web and identity: a likely encounter
Thierry Nabeth, INSEAD

1) Mick or Keith: Blended Identity of Online Rock Fans
Andrea Baker, Ohio University.
This paper discusses the "blended identity" of online rock fans to show that the standard dichotomy between anonymous and real life personas is an inadequate description of self-presentation in online communities.

2) Constructing academic alter-egos: Identity issues in a blog-based community
Vanessa Paz Dennen, Florida State University
This paper discusses how bloggers of Blogademe (consists of an informal network of blogs written by people who identify themselves as academics) who have affiliated with each other to form a loosely knit community develop largely pseudonymous identities along with norms surrounding the development and performance of identity.

3) Social networks and web 2.0: are users also bound by data protection regulations?
Brendan Van Alsenoy, Joris Ballet, Aleksandra Kuczerawy, Ku-Leuven & ICT - IBBT
The purpose of this article is to investigate the liability of users of social network sites under data protection (e.g. Directive 95/46/EC) and to assess the extent to which the current framework can sufficiently accommodate the new realities of web 2.0 and social networking applications

4) Privacy Concerns and Identity in Online Social Networks
Hanna Krasnova, Oliver Günther, Sarah Spiekermann, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Driven by privacy-related fears, some users of Online Social Networks have started to reduce their network activities. Very little is understood about the privacy-related concerns of users and the impact of those concerns on identity performance. To close this gap, we take a systematic view of user privacy concerns on such platforms.

5) A Comparison of Privacy Issues in Collaborative Workspaces and Social Networks
Martin Pekárek, Stephanie Pötzsch, Tilburg University
Two of types of Web 2.0 applications - collaborative workspaces and social network sites - have a number of features in common, which are explored to provide a basis for comparative analysis. This basis is extended with a suitable definition of privacy, a sociological perspective and an applicable adversary model in order to facilitate an investigation of similarities and differences with regard to privacy threats.

Best regards,


I have recorded the IDIS journal in the AOIR Wiki http://wiki.aoir.org/ in
http://wiki.aoir.org/index.php?title=Journals .
Maybe it could be a good idea to create an article for each of the journal (including examples of references) instead of just having the links to the home pages.

Thierry Nabeth
Senior Research Fellow,
Tel: 33 1 6072 4312
Mob: 33 6 3092 0639
Fax: 33 1 6074 5550

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