Factory by Teyit.org: Developing Multidisciplinary Solutions to the Problem of False Information

Teyit.org, one of the premier organizations in Turkey for fact-checking, has recently announced “Factory.” It is a multidisciplinary program using “Design Sprint” approach to develop “innovation and design-oriented solutions for the problem of false information”. The program aims to get participants from different disciplines to develop and test solutions to counter false information. The first…

Open Rank Position in Media and Communication Studies

Koç University, Department of Media and Visual Arts (MAVA) invites applications for full-time faculty positions of any rank (beginning September 2019). Areas of specialization are open, but candidates specializing in emerging media, media and politics, media and cultural studies are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to teach two courses per semester…

Call for Papers – 6th International Communication Days

Üsküdar University (Istanbul) Communication Faculty is hosting the sixth International Communication Days on 02 – 03 May 2019. This year’s symposium title is “Digital Transformation”. For more info and paper submission click here. Call For Papers In addition to the digital communication technologies that marked the era, the media sector and communication sciences have undergone…

Full time Faculty Positions in Media and Visual Arts

It is that time of the year when we seek candidates for our growing Department of Media and Visual Arts at Koç University. This year we have two open-rank positions: Fulltime Faculty Position in Interaction Design Koç University, Department of Media and Visual Arts (MAVA) and the Koç  University – Arçelik Research Center for Creative…

Do online privacy concerns predict privacy behavior?

In a new article, we (Lemi Baruh, Ekin Seçinti, Zeynep Cemalcılar) meta-analytically chime in on the frequently debated concept of “privacy paradox”.  We  investigate whether users’ reported privacy concerns and literacy influence the extent to which they utilize online services (including but not limited to SNSs), disclose personal information and adopt measures to protect their privacy. Privacy…

Call for Papers: Situational Awareness Systems in Disaster and Emergency Medicine

Situational awareness (SA) is a prerogative for effective decision making during emergencies. A burgeoning number of ICT tools and analytical methods are being developed to enhance both individual, as well as shared (team) situational awareness during large or small scale medical emergencies and d  isasters. In this light, Situational Awareness Systems track of The World…

Cyberpsychology’s special issue on self-disclosure and privacy published

Privacy and disclosure special issue of Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace edited by Michel Walrave, Sonja Utz, Alexander P. Schouten, Wannes Heirman is now out and available for download (and hopefully for wide reading, discussing, citing). Also included in the special issue is an article from SIMLAB (Murat Kezer, Barış Sevi, Zeynep Cemalcılar, and Lemi Baruh). The…

PhD Studentship(s) at Social Interaction and Media Lab, Koç University, Istanbul

SIMLAB at Koç University, Istanbul is looking for candidates for PhD studentships interested in working in the following topics: Online socialization Impression formation, relationship initiation and maintanance on social media Self-disclosure, communication and detection of emotions on social media Social media and identity Privacy attitudes, preferences and privacy management behavior of users Candidates should have…

The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics has arrived

The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics, edited by Axel Bruns, Gunn Enli, Eli Skogerbø, Anders Olof Larsson and Christian Christensen is now available for purchase. About the book: Social media are now widely used for political protests, campaigns, and communication in developed and developing nations, but available research has not yet paid sufficient attention to…

Why “notice and choice” approaches to privacy reduce our privacy

In a recently published article, we (Lemi Baruh and Mihaela Popescu) discuss the limitations of reliance on market mechanisms for privacy protection. Self-management frameworks such as “notice or choice” are inherently biased towards 1) reducing the level of privacy enjoyed by the members of the society and 2) creating privacy inequities (i.e., privacy haves and have…

Sharing sensitive information on Twitter and its “rubbernecking effect”

In a new article titled “Rubbernecking Effect of Intimate Information on Twitter: When Getting Attention Works Against Interpersonal Attraction” published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, we (Lemi Baruh and Zeynep Cemalcılar) discuss the effects of sharing sensitive (intimate) information in social media platform Twitter. The article focuses on how viewers of a Twitter account react to sensitive information…

Survey on UGC and Working with Traumatic Images

Peers from Eyewitness Media Hub have a new survey on User Generated Content and Working with Traumatic Images. The purpose of the survey is to improve our understanding of the challenges facing professionals handling user-generated content (UGC) and the provisions currently in place to support those engaging with traumatic UGC. The study is sponsored by…