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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Guidelines for the Use of New Media in Crisis Situations

The COntribution of Social Media In Crisis Management (COSMIC ), funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7, Grant agreement no: 312737) has now been completed. The conclusion to our project comes with a set of guidelines for use of new media in emergencies.   The guidelines adopt “AID” principles to use of media technologies:…

Introducing a “multidimensional privacy attitudes scale”

As one of our first research project in SIMLAB (founded in late 2012), we (Lemi Baruh & Zeynep Cemalcılar) had been working on developing a multidimensional privacy orientation scale. The scale is summarised in an article published in November 2014 in Personality and Individual Differences. The article reports that individuals’ decisions about level of privacy they need…

“Involving Citizens In Emergency Preparedness And Response” Workshop In Istanbul

The tentative schedule for the COSMIC “Involving Citizens in Emergency Preparedness and Response Workshop”, to be held in Istanbul is now ready. Involving Citizens in Emergency Preparedness and ResponseInternational WorkshopLocation: Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, IstanbulDate: September 4, 2014; ThursdayFor further information about the workshop, please click here or here.  If you are interested in attending the conference,…

COSMIC Report on Citizens’ Involvement in Crises

COSMIC (Contribution of Social Media in Crisis Management) project partners MixLab at Koç University and Hellenic Rescue Team has drafted a report on Citizens’ Involvement in Emergency Communications. The report seeks to examine the various roles that citizens may have in communications during emergencies. Also, the report maps the relationship between the use of different types…

Call for Papers: Involving Citizens in Emergency Preparedness and Response

Involving Citizens in Emergency Preparedness and Response International Conference Location: Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Istanbul Date: September 4, 2014; Thursday New communication technologies play an increasingly important role during emergencies and crises, such as natural and man made disasters and political crises. Particularly social media can potentially enable citizens to more quickly…

Fulltext of New Article on Privacy Protection in Mobile Environments

A new article entitled “Captive But Mobile: Privacy Concerns and Remedies for the Mobile Environment” is now published in The Information Society.   Authors: Mihaela Popescu (California State University, San Bernardino) and Lemi Baruh (Koç University, Istanbul) Abstract We use the legal framework of captive audience to examine the Federal Trade Commission’s 2012 privacy guidelines as applied…