[Air-L] IR.11 call for panelists: On the Philosophy of Facebook

Michael Zimmer zimmerm at uwm.edu
Wed Jan 27 10:05:02 PST 2010

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has built his social networking empire on the belief that "information wants to be shared", a particular philosophy of information that directly impacts the values built into the design of Facebook, ranging from its user interface, privacy policies, terms of service, and method of governance.

I am proposing a panel for IR.10 (Gothenburg, Sweden, Oct 21-23, 2010) titled "On the Philosophy of Facebook". This panel will explore the philosophy of Facebook and its broader implications for norms of privacy, identity, governance, sociability, and online life generally.

Ideal papers will provide philosophical, conceptual, and/or critical insights into Facebook and social networking generally. 

If interested in joining this panel, please email me (zimmerm at uwm.edu) a 250-500 word abstract, and a brief biography, by February 13. 

Michael Zimmer

Michael Zimmer, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies
Associate, Center for Information Policy Research
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
e: zimmerm at uwm.edu
w: www.michaelzimmer.org

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