Interpersonal surveillance on social media

Trottier, Daniel (2012) Interpersonal surveillance on social media. Canadian Journal of Communication, 37 (2). pp. 319-332. ISSN 1499-6642

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This article examines changing rules and regimes of visibility on social media, using Facebook as a case study. Interpersonal social media surveillance warrants a care of the virtual self. Yet this care is complicated by social media’s rapid growth, and especially Facebook’s cross-contextual information flows that publicize otherwise private information. Drawing from a series of thirty interviews, this article focuses on how users perceive and manage their own visibility and take advantage of the visibility of other users. These experiences are tied to shifting understandings of private and public information, as well as new terms like “stalking” and “creeping” that frame surveillant practices.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design
Depositing User: Dr. Daniel Trottier
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2013 15:27
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2013 15:27

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