Brown Bag: Social Networks, Privacy, and Politics

Date(s) - 01/27/2012
12:00 am - 1:00 pm

Halls of Fame Room

On January 27, 2012, the Center will host an “interdisciplinary brown bag” open to faculty and graduate students from across the UNC system. In honor of Data Privacy Day on January 28, the theme will be “Social Networks, Privacy, and Politics.” This is a follow-up to a larger event we held in October entitled, “Studying Social Media: An Interdisciplinary Conversation.”  We plan to hold these lunches on a bi-monthly basis.

The January lunch will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Halls of Fame room on the first floor of Carroll Hall, which houses the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. We will provide box lunches and drinks.

Background Readings

To help guide our discussion, we have selected a couple of optional background readings – some articles from the popular press and some scholarly articles – on the current state of online political advertising:

  • Colin Delaney.  “Online Advertising: A Targeting Rich Environment.” Campaigns and Elections.  December 19, 2011.  Available online here.
  • Daniel Kreiss and Philip N. Howard. “New Challenges to Political Privacy: Lessons from the First U.S. Presidential Race in the Web 2.0 Era.” International Journal of Communication, 4: 1032-1050, 2010. Available online here.
  • Kate Kaye. “Obama Camp Horns in on Iowa GOP Online Turf.” ClickZ. January 3, 2012. Available online here.
  • Ben Smith and Emily Schultheis. “Targeted Web Ads: The Next Frontier.” Politico. August 30, 2011. Available online here.
  • Daniel J. Solove, “A Taxonomy of Privacy”. University of Pennsylvania Law Review 154(3): p. 477, January 2006. Available online here.
We plan to use these readings as a jumping off point for the conversation, but we are also eager to discuss how these issues intersect with your work.


We hope that you can make it. Please RSVP to Liz Woolery by January 20 so we can order a box lunch for you.

Tagged: Interdisciplinary Lunch Series, Politics, Social Networks
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