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

Helen Kennedy H.Kennedy at leeds.ac.uk
Thu Mar 25 02:11:04 PDT 2010

I wrote this in 2006 - it deals with the distinction between being anonymous and feeling anonymous:

Kennedy, H. (2006) 'Beyond anonymity, or future directions for Internet identity research' New Media and Society vol 8 no 6 pp859-876. Reproduced in  Media Studies: A Reader, 3rd Edition, Sage Publications, 2009, edited by Sue Thornham, Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris.

danah boyd's talk at SXSW 'Making Sense of Privacy and Publicity' (http://www.danah.org/papers/talks/2010/SXSW2010.html) deals with differing conceptualisations of privacy.


Dr Helen Kennedy
Lecturer in New Media, Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds (http://ics.leeds.ac.uk/)
Director, Inclusive New Media Design (http://www.inclusivenewmedia.org/)
More about me: http://ics.leeds.ac.uk/staff/h.kennedy
Email: h.kennedy at leeds.ac.uk
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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.
more information can be found here:

a more general article on ubiquitous video streaming is here:

any tips or thoughts on this matter are much appreciated.

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