[Air-L] Air-L Digest, Vol 130, Issue 30

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*Reminder: Call for Papers*

*SWARM 2015 Symposium on Everyday Social Media*

*GTFO – Empowered Users, Objective Violence and the Governance of*

Friday 4th September 2015

University of Sydney, Australia

Deadline for proposals: July 3rd

Notification of acceptance: July 30th

Increasing online participation is now a political, cultural and economic
goal for government, health, education and creative industries. Yet the
everyday violence and exclusion that plays out on social media and other
participatory online forums deters many from self-expression and
interaction. It casts doubt on the capacity of institutions to facilitate
effective public dialogue, and raises doubts about the utility of speech
codes and moderation frameworks.

In conjunction with the SWARM 2015 conference <
http://swarmconference.com.au/> on online community management and Sydney
Social Media Week, this one day symposium brings together academics and
online media professionals working on innovative, systematic strategies to
better govern social media participation, to tackle the abuse of speech
rights online and support more inclusive user communities.

The symposium has a critical cultural concern with exploring factors in the
design, conduct, management and regulation of participatory media
environments that enable unruly and anti-social behaviours. In this it
investigates not only visible hate speech, but also what Žižek calls
objective violence – symbolic aggression and the systemic, hidden relations
of dominance and exploitation that underpin it.

The symposium keynote will be Whitney Phillips, author of This is Why We
Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling
and Mainstream Culture (MIT Press) and co-author, with Ryan M. Milner of
Between Play and Hate: Antagonism, Mischief, and Humor Online (forthcoming
2017, Polity Press) who will talk about her new research into exclusionary
discursive practices and systems, and the new Digital Ecologies Research
Partnership with Reddit, Stack Exchange, Imgur and other online media

We are seeking papers that raise new challenges for social media and online
community governance and regulation, and propose new means of addressing
them, but would welcome specific contributions that explore:

· Responses to cyberhate, doxxing and digilantism

· The impact of pseudonymity and impersonation on self-expression

· Critiques of Terms of Service, codes of conduct and online speech

· Computational moderation and the economics of participatory control

· Verified users and other behavioural incentives

· Co-creating standards for community governance

· Tactical and proactive moderation

· Porting or closing communities

· User profiling and identity management

· Platform design for self-moderating communities

The symposium will be hosted by the Department of Media and Communications
and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences’ Everyday Social Media research
group. Papers will be considered for a themed journal.

Abstracts of 150-200 words should be submitted to Dr Fiona Martin:
fiona.martin at sydney.edu.au and Dr Jonathon Hutchinson:
jonathon.hutchinson at sydney.edu.au by 3rd July 2015 for consideration for
inclusion in the symposium.

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> Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 07:40:27 +0000
> From: "Mercea, Dan" <Dan.Mercea.1 at city.ac.uk>
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> Subject: [Air-L] CfP: The Empiricist's Challenge: Asking Meaningful
>         Questions in Political Science in the Age of Big Data
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> Dear Colleagues,
> We would like to invite you to the conference The Empiricist's Challenge:
> Asking Meaningful Questions in Political Science in the Age of Big Data,
> which will take place on 23 and 24 October 2015, at the Mannheim Centre for
> European Social Research, University of Mannheim. A summary of the
> conference?s theme and objectives can be found in the Call for Papers
> below. More details about the conference, including topics, keynote
> speakers and funding opportunities can be found on the conference website (
> http://www.bigdatapoliticalscience.net).
> If you are interested in taking part in the conference, please send a
> paper title, an abstract of up to 500 words, 3-5 keywords and the names and
> affiliations of all authors to bigdatapolitics at uni-mannheim.de by July
> 13, 2015.
> We look forward to your contributions,
> Yannis Theocharis
> Andreas Jungherr
> ####Call for Papers####
> The Empiricist's Challenge: Asking Meaningful Questions in Political
> Science in the Age of Big Data
> October 23-24, 2015, MZES, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
> Submission deadlines: July 13, 2015
> Keynote speakers
> W. Lance Bennett, University of Washington
> Sandra Gonz?lez-Bail?n, University of Pennsylvania
> Jonathan Nagler, New York University
> Richard Rogers, University of Amsterdam
> The continuously growing use of digital services has provided social
> scientists with an expanding reservoir of data, potentially holding
> valuable insights into human behavior and social systems. The potentials of
> the use of digital trace data in social science research has famously given
> rise to the terms ?big data? and ?computational social science?. Using such
> data, social scientists have argued, will enable us to better understand
> social, political and economic life through the generation of large
> datasets that are composed not of questions asked of citizens concerning
> their attitudes and behaviours, but of the digital traces of their actual
> behaviour as they navigate the online world.
> While the potentials of the use of digital trace data have been a
> continuous focus in public debate, scientific contributions using such
> trace data in political science usually come in the form of
> research-manifestos or isolated proofs-of-concept, only marginally
> contributing to current debates in the social sciences. Examples abound of
> descriptive analyses, maps and visualizations of citizens? or candidates?
> social media use during electoral campaigns, or of activists during social
> movement mobilisations.
> Even though there are many interesting and valuable contributions among
> these studies, for moving into the main stream of political research the
> field has to mature. This includes: developing standards for data
> collection, preparation, analysis and reporting; establishing more
> systematic links between the established body of research in the social
> sciences; and a move away from proofs-of-concepts towards the systematic
> development and testing of hypotheses.
> We aim to create a forum where leading practitioners, challengers and
> up-and-coming social scientists who work in the area of digital trace data
> meet and engage in debate. Any such endeavor needs to take
> interdisciplinary considerations into account. We are thus particularly
> interested in bringing together scholars from different scientific
> disciplines (such as political science, sociology, media and communication
> and computer science) who, although increasingly converge in their work
> around similar questions, often find it difficult to establish productive
> lines of communication and collaboration.
> The papers can address, but should not be limited to, the following topics:
> -- Which are the areas of political science where the use of digital trace
> data hold potential and how can this be illustrated systematically?
> -- Which current theories offer researchers using digital trace data a
> valuable context to frame their research question and develop and test
> hypotheses?
> -- What are the main challenges to be resolved before the use of digital
> trace data can enter the mainstream of political science?
> We invite papers that pursue these questions by specifically discussing
> the abovementioned challenges, as well as for analytical empirical studies
> that can serve as exemplars. In particular, we encourage papers discussing
> theoretical challenges of the use of digital trace data in the social
> sciences, linking the analysis of digital trace data with established
> research questions and topics in political science, and discussing on how
> to establish necessary methodological and procedural challenges in
> establishing digital trace data as standard elements of social science
> research.
> Authors of selected high quality contributions will be invited to submit
> their papers for consideration in a special issue of the Journal of
> Information Technology & Politics. These submissions will undergo the
> journal?s regular peer-review process.
> Funding
> Travel and accommodation support of up to 300? for PhD students and
> postdoctoral fellows will be offered to one author for each accepted paper.
> By providing resources for the participation of more junior scholars we
> hope to further encourage their participation. In the case of co-authored
> work the authors themselves should decide who will receive this support if
> their paper is accepted. Conference meals, including a conference dinner
> will also be covered.
> Submissions
> Proposals including a paper title, abstract of up to 500 words, 3-5
> keywords and the names and affiliations of all authors should be submitted
> to the following e-mail address no later than July 13, 2015.
> bigdatapolitics at uni-mannheim.de
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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 15:22:53 +0100
> From: Yuwei Lin <yuwei.lin at gmail.com>
> To: air-l <air-l at listserv.aoir.org>
> Subject: [Air-L] Job ad: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Journalism
>         (online/print)
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> Dear Colleagues,
> Could you please kindly circulate the following job advertisements within
> your networks?
> Title: 0.6 fte or 0.8 fte Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Journalism (Online /
> Print)
> Institution: School of Film and Media, University for the Creative Arts, UK
> Closing Date: Friday 19 June 2015
> Interview Date: Tuesday 30 June 2015
> https://jobs.ucreative.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=14-AMCD324-0249-1
> Many thanks!
> Best wishes,
> Yuwei
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> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 19:43:04 +0200
> From: Daniela Vajbarov? <vajbarov at fss.muni.cz>
> To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
> Subject: [Air-L] CFP: Cyberspace 2015
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> Dear colleagues,
> We kindly invite you to submit a paper to Cyberspace 2015. The upcoming
> 13th international conference will be held in Brno, Czech Republic, 27 ? 28
> November 2015.
> XIIIth international conference organized by the Institute of Law and
> Technology, Faculty of Law in cooperation with the Faculty of Social
> Studies, Masaryk University and the European Academy of ICT Law
> Brno, Czech Republic
> 27 ? 28 November 2015
> Papers are solicited to the following streams:
> Cybersecurity, Cybercrime
> eCommerce, eFinance
> Government 2.0, eJustice
> Intellectual Property On-Line
> International Internet Law
> Privacy and Surveillance
> New Media and Politics
> New Media and Society
> Psychology of Cyberspace
> Religion in Cyberspace
> Video Games and Society
> Ideas for Cyberspace
> CYBERSECURITY, CYBERCRIME, chairs: V?clav Stupka, Jakub Hara?ta,
> illustrative topics: cyberattacks, cyberterrorism, response teams, botnets,
> digital forensics, child pornography, identity  theft,  hacking/cracking,
>  phishing,  malicious  code, stalking, ius ad bellum/ius in bello, rules of
> engagement
> eCOMMERCE, eFINANCE, chairs: Zsolt Balogh, Libor Kyncl,
> illustrative topics: information society services, EDI and EFT regulation,
> model laws on eCommerce, burden of proof, on-line gambling, taxation of
> e-commerce, e-banking, e-insurance, e-pensions, online investments, eFX
> markets, electronic payments, electronic money, virtual money, payment
> portals, payment systems, informal value transfer systems, online AML and
> CTF measures incl. due diligence, property and taxation in virtual worlds
> GOVERNMENT 2.0, eJUSTICE, chair: Ludwig Gramlich,
> illustrative topics: open government, open data, on-line dispute
> settlement, re-use of public sector information, on-line public
> procurement,  on-line  legal  counselling,  e-identity, mobile government,
> e-participation vs. e-democracy?, social media strategies in the public
> sector
> INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ON-LINE, chairs: Andreas Wiebe, Mat?j My?ka,
> illustrative topics: copyright, digital rights management,  open  source,
>  open  access, exceptions  and limitations to IP, fair use, fair dealing,
> protection of software, licensing,  P2P networks,  trademarks  on-line,
>  collective management of copyright, trademarks in auction and search
> servers, enforceability of free licences, free/open software, TDM and
> limitations, IP in public sector information, protection of raw data
> INTERNATIONAL INTERNET LAW, chair: Dan Svantesson,
> illustrative topics: Brussels I, Rome I, Rome II and the internet,
> cross-border on-line defamation, place of damage, electronic choice  of
>  law  and  choice of  forum,  international  on-line arbitration,
> cross-border consumer arbitration, cross-border eCommerce, cross-border
> consumer protection, cross-border online intellectual property issues,
> public international law and the  Internet,  private  international  law
>  and  the  Internet, extraterritoriality online
> PRIVACY AND SURVEILLANCE, chair: Ale? Zavr?nik,
> illustrative topics: Privacy on-line, Internet surveillance, smart
> surveillance, anonymizers, social networking surveillance, ISPs, law
>  enforcement and  intelligence snooping,  marketing surveillance, PET
> technologies, right to be forgotten, cyber counter-surveillance
> NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS, chairs: Monika Metykov?, Jakub Macek,
> illustrative topics: online political communication, new media and
> election, campaigns, the role of social media in democracy  and
>  democratization,  social  networks  and transformation  of  journalism,
>  new  media  and  political mobilization, internet and transparency of
> government, the impact of WikiLeaks
> NEW MEDIA AND SOCIETY, chair: Kristian Daneback,
> illustrative topics: digital media and civic participation, online public
> spheres, new media in everyday lives, web 2.0, internet governance,
>  digital  divide,  communities  in  cyberspace, hacktivism, free culture
> movement, anthropology of cyberspace, gender and internet, gaming, society
> and cyberspace, new media and social services
> PSYCHOLOGY OF CYBERSPACE, chair: David ?mahel,
> illustrative topics: influence of the Internet use on individuals and
> family, children and adolescents in virtual worlds, Internet addiction,
> identity in virtual environment, counselling on the Internet,  on-line
>  therapy,  Internet  and  sexuality,  human personality on-line, virtual
> social groups, virtual communities, blogs, games on-line, MMORPG and
> virtual worlds, online communication,  e-learning,  opportunities  of
>  Internet  use, cyberbullying,  online  victimisation,  intimacy  and
>  Internet, technology and health
> RELIGION IN CYBERSPACE, chair: V?t ?isler,
> illustrative topics:  religious normative  frameworks  in  cyberspace,
> networking diasporas, religious collaborative environments, on-line
> counseling, on-line fatwas and cyber muftis, new religious movements,
> religious discourses in cyberspace
> VIDEO GAMES AND SOCIETY, chair: Cyril Brom, Zden?k Z?hora,
> illustrative topics: social aspects of video games, digital game-based
> learning, serious games, on-line gaming, videogames as a research tool,
> work-in-progress papers are welcome
> IDEAS FOR CYBERSPACE, chairs: Herbert Hrachovec, Radim Pol??k,
> illustrative topics: any thoughts for the present or future of cyberspace
> Accepted papers will be, depending on their topic, published upon peer
> review in one of following scientific journals:
> MUJLT - Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology (
> mujlt.law.muni.cz),
> on-line and printed, listed in SCOPUS, EBSCO, Hein Online, De Gruyter,
> Czech Database of Scientific Journals, Slovenian Database of Scientific
> Journals
> Cyberpsychology (cyberpsychology.eu), on-line, listed in SCOPUS, EBSCO,
> ERIH PLUS, Directory of Open Access Journals
> Abstract submission deadline: 31 July 2015
> Notice on acceptance deadline: 31 August 2015
> Conference dates: 27 ? 28 November 2015
> Papers for journal publication deadline: 11 February 2016
> Range: max. 1.500 characters incl. spaces
> Submission: on-line at  www.cyberspace.muni.cz
> Papers published in MUJLT:  http://mujlt.law.muni.cz/instructions.php
> Papers published in Cyberpsychology:
> http://www.cyberpsychology.eu/submission.php
> full pass - speakers: 1390 CZK (approx. 50 EUR)
> full pass - delegates (not presenting a paper): 1790 CZK (approx. 65 EUR)
> full pass - VIPs (upon special appointment): FREE
> student pass light (programme only): FREE
> student pass full (all refreshments, Friday reception, Saturday lunch): 490
> CZK (approx. 18 EUR) last minute (on-site) registration: 2100 CZK (approx.
> 77 EUR)
> dinner fee: Saturday conference dinner with free complimentary drinks - 590
> CZK (approx. 22 EUR), last minute (on-site): 690 CZK (approx. 25 EUR) ?
> Saturday dinner is not included in any of above passes
> The registration will be carried out on-line through the conference web at
> www.cyberspace.muni.cz. The registration opens 1 June 2015 and closes 12
> November 2015 (after that, it will be possible to register on-site).
> Conference website: http://cyberspace.muni.cz
> Central conference e-mail address: cyberspace at law.muni.cz
> Mailing address: Masaryk University, Faculty of Law
> Institute of Law and Technology
> Veve?? 70
> 611 80 Brno
> Czech Republic
> General Chair: Radim Pol??k
> Deputy Chairs: Danu?e Sp??ilov?, David ?mahel
> Scientific Committee: Zsolt Balogh, Cyril Brom, Kristian Daneback, Ludwig
> Gramlich, Herbert Hrachovec, Libor Kyncl, Monika Metykov?, Mat?j My?ka,
> Radim Pol??k, Dan Svantesson, V?clav Stupka, V?t ?isler, David ?mahel,
> Andreas Wiebe, Ale? Zavr?nik
> Publicity Officer: Monika Stacho?ov?
> Financial Officer: Jakub Hara?ta
> Hospitality Officer: Jakub M??ek
> Programme Officer: Pavel Loutock?
> Best regards,
> Daniela Vajbarov?
> On behalf of the Organizing Committee
> ------------------------------
> Message: 4
> Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 14:10:05 -0700
> From: Alexandra Samuel <alex at alexandrasamuel.com>
> To: Air-L at listserv.aoir.org
> Subject: [Air-L] research on social network
>         adoption/defection/migration
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> I'm going a little lazyweb here, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of good
> recent research on the factors driving the relative popularity of different
> social networks. I'm looking for data and insights into what drives
> adoption and defection from one platform to the next (i.e. shift from FB to
> Instagram, rise and fall of Twitter, etc).
> Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your help.
> Alex
> --
> Alexandra Samuel
> alex at alexandrasamuel.com
> @awsamuel on Twitter/Skype/AIM etc
> cel. 604.726.5445
> *Work Smarter with Social Media *
> now available on Amazon
> <
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> Message: 5
> Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 21:39:49 +0000
> From: "Davis, Jennifer Lauren - davis5jl" <davis5jl at jmu.edu>
> To: "air-l at listserv.aoir.org" <air-l at listserv.aoir.org>
> Subject: [Air-L] Social Media and Self-Esteem
> Message-ID:
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> Hi all,
> I know there's lots of literature out there on social media and
> self-esteem. Does anyone know of a good review article?
> Thanks!!
> Jenny
> Jenny L. Davis
> Assistant Professor of Sociology
> James Madison University
> Co-Editor: Cyborgology.org<http://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/>
> Twitter: @Jenny_L_Davis<https://twitter.com/Jenny_L_Davis>
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