CAMPUSTALKS on the ethical limits of (social) media

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Social media present an exciting platform for people to interact. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace etc. are considered as public spaces. However, these spaces are controlled by private investors out for profit. Social networking sites blur the lines between personal and public behavior. Whose information are you sharing anyway? Does the technology make us more conscious of our actions? Does the fact that our ministers tweet, enhances our trust in the policymaking process? This edition of Campustalks addresses the ethical challenges of social media for researchers, journalists, artists, law practitioners, policymakers, employers and employees, educators and students, parents and kids.

LSTS researcher Irina Baraliuc will talk about post-mortem aspects of online profiles on social network sites, using the Pecha Kucha style.

The Campustalks will take place at the Kultuurkafee of the VUB, on November 6 from 12h00 to 14h00. More information here.


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