[Air-L] conceptions of anonymity and follow up on chat roulette

Ronald E. Rice rrice at comm.ucsb.edu
Wed Mar 24 21:04:34 PDT 2010

Gary T. Marx has some great articles on conceptual distinctions about 
anonymity, privacy, and volunteered privacy disclosures. 
Ronald E. Rice
Arthur N. Rupe Chair in the Social Effects of Mass Communication
Co-Director, Carsey-Wolf Center for Film, Television, and New Media
President of the International Communication Association 2006-2007
Dept. of  Communication, 4005 Social Sciences & Media Studies Bldg.
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4020
Ph: 805-893-8696; Fax: 805-893-7102
rrice at comm.ucsb.edu
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Seda Guerses" <sguerses at esat.kuleuven.be>
To: <air-l at aoir.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 6:11 PM
Subject: [Air-L] conceptions of anonymity and follow up on chat roulette

> has anybody been working on the difference between feeling anonymous  and 
> technical understandings of anonymity and re-identification, and  how to 
> relate these two things? i know sherry turkle wrote about  anonymity on 
> the internet long time ago and inspired much (critical)  work, but i do 
> not know of any recent works outside of the security/ privacy studies 
> which often pose users as being naive/uncaring and  identity as something 
> fixed.
> i had to come back to the question today after colleagues posted 
> information about a site which automatically maps ip addresses of the 
> chatrouletters to approximate locations on a google map together with  a 
> screenshot of the chatterer.
> http://www.chatroulettemap.com/
> more information can be found here:
> http://www.geekosystem.com/chatroulette-map-anonymity/.
> a more general article on ubiquitous video streaming is here:
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/mar/19/streaming-video-online-privacy
> any tips or thoughts on this matter are much appreciated.
> cheers,
> s.
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