Beware what you read and what you opt out of…

A few years ago, in an article published in New Media & Society (2007), I attempted to draw attention to a recurring problem with respect to user privacy online: the lack of transparency surrounding the data collection/sharing/use practices make it almost impossible for even the most "savy" user to actually challenge corporations' "interpretations" about who …

A new book on Social Interaction Technologies, coming out soon

Here we are again with an announcement of a new book... This new book, perhaps the first of its kind, is  edited by Tatyana Dumova and Richard Fiorno and is entitled Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends. The book is expected to be out in July, 2009 from …

Book on Interactive Marketing

After almost a year since we organized a workshop on Interactive Marketing, our (me and Müberra Yüksel) edited volume on advertising in interactive media is out. The title of the book is "Değişen İletişim Ortamında Etkileşimli Pazarlama", which can roughly be translated as "Interactive Marketing in an Evolving Communications Landscape". The book  investigates theoretical (i.e. …

ICA Conference is this week

The annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) will be held this week (May 21 - May 25) in Chicago.  I (along with Levent Soysal) will be presenting a paper called "Social Media, Public Intimacies and the Transformation of Contemporary Surveillance." The panel will  include Mark Andrejevic, Shoshana Magneti,  Mihaela Popescu and Ece Algan. …