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 …

New Media Faculty Positions at Kadir Has University

The New Media Department at Kadir Has University, Istanbul, invites applications for an associate/assistant professor and for a lecturer position in new media beginning 2015-2016 academic year. Successful candidates should have following qualifications. Qualifications for the associate/assistant professor position: A Ph.D. degree in the field of Communication and Media, Sociology, Economy or Management; A record of scholarly achievement …