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Mobile Technology Applications In The Finnish Confirmation Work, Eveliina Ojala MTh, Tapani Innanen DTh 2015 University of Eastern Finland

Mobile Technology Applications In The Finnish Confirmation Work, Eveliina Ojala Mth, Tapani Innanen Dth

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

No abstract provided.


The Use Of Reality Television And Social Media By Mormon Fundamentalist Groups. Changing Representations, Minds, And Laws., Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier 2015 University of Montreal

The Use Of Reality Television And Social Media By Mormon Fundamentalist Groups. Changing Representations, Minds, And Laws., Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

This presentation will describe the interactions between religious fundamentalisms, in this case in the form of polygamous Mormon culture, and information technology. We will also discuss the way that the various information transmission strategies used by advocates of plural marriage can lead to effective changes in laws and public policies by presenting the case of the prosecution of the Brown family, stars of Sister Wives, by the State of Utah.


Social Media And Mainline Protestant Church Communities In The Middle West, Seth Allen, Joshua M. Avery 2015 King University

Social Media And Mainline Protestant Church Communities In The Middle West, Seth Allen, Joshua M. Avery

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

No abstract provided.


Ever Learning, But Never Coming To A Knowledge Of The Truth? Religious Polling And Information Centers, Larry Poston, Linda Poston 2015 Nyack College

Ever Learning, But Never Coming To A Knowledge Of The Truth? Religious Polling And Information Centers, Larry Poston, Linda Poston

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

Abstract

In our information-saturated world, it is appropriate to ask how religious communities use data that has been gathered by reputable research and/or poll-taking organizations. Perhaps a more pertinent question would be whether religious communities do, in fact, use such information – or whether they deliberately ignore the discoveries of information-gathering groups. Do religious groups who have adopted a “Moses/Christ/Muhammad Against Culture” approach to their surroundings (borrowing H. Richard Niebuhr’s classic paradigm) tend to go their own way despite the sociological and demographic information made available to them? Would the various “Moses/Christ/Muhammad Of Culture” groups ...


Peer-To-Peer File Sharing As User Rights Activism, Michael A. Gunn 2015 University of Western Ontario

Peer-To-Peer File Sharing As User Rights Activism, Michael A. Gunn

Western Journal of Legal Studies

The pre-digital marketplace is no longer sustainable. With the imposition of digital rights management restrictions on the distribution of media, the Internet cannot promote intellectual freedom. Peer-to-peer file sharing technology helps expose the work of artists and authors to a much wider audience than previously possible. This provides an opportunity for more sales and a greater number of successful artists and authors. Yet corporate copyright owners continue to propagate the “piracy” label to discredit the idea of open access channels. This paper argues that as information professionals, librarians are in a position to promote policy change that revolutionizes the political ...


Net Children Go Mobile:Full Findings From Ireland, Brian O'Neill, Thuy Dinh 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Net Children Go Mobile:Full Findings From Ireland, Brian O'Neill, Thuy Dinh

Reports

Net Children Go Mobile is a two-year research project funded under the European Commission’s Safer Internet Programme. Seven countries participated in the project: Denmark, Italy, Romania, United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal and Belgium.

Findings from the survey are compared with EU Kids Online which because of the similar methodology adopted allows trends to be identified.

The project uses quantitative and qualitative methodologies to investigate access and use, risks and opportunities of mobile internet use. This report presents the full findings of the survey with extracts from qualitative data about young people’s use of mobile internet technologies in Ireland.

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Citizens Of The World: An Autoethnography Of Couchsurfing And Uncertainty Reduction Theory, Anderson Santos 2015 Liberty University

Citizens Of The World: An Autoethnography Of Couchsurfing And Uncertainty Reduction Theory, Anderson Santos

Masters Theses

This study examines through an autoethnography the culture of couchsurfing and the process of hospitality networks through computer mediated communication in five European countries during three months of 2012. Using Maslow's hierarchy of needs as a framework the study was divided into five topics and analyzed using Uncertainty reduction theory. The study found that couchsurfers have needs and prioritize these needs as The hierarchy of needs predicts. CouchSurfers also employ uncertainty reduction strategies similar to those used within computer mediated communication when choosing their host. Over 20 hosting experiences have been analyzed in this study. The field data was ...


Paths To Repository Success At Any Stage, Kimberly J. Sawtelle 2015 University of Maine

Paths To Repository Success At Any Stage, Kimberly J. Sawtelle

Kimberly J. Sawtelle

DigitalCommons@UMaine launched as the University of Maine’s institutional repository in January 2012. Since that time, the collection has grown to over thirteen thousand (13,000) papers in more than seven hundred, sixty (760) disciplines; and has experienced over four hundred, ninety thousand (490,000) full-text downloads. This presentation discusses the framework for the success of DigitalCommons@UMaine as an institutional repository.


Paths To Repository Success At Any Stage, Kimberly J. Sawtelle 2015 University of Maine

Paths To Repository Success At Any Stage, Kimberly J. Sawtelle

Library Staff Publications

DigitalCommons@UMaine launched as the University of Maine’s institutional repository in January 2012. Since that time, the collection has grown to over thirteen thousand (13,000) papers in more than seven hundred, sixty (760) disciplines; and has experienced over four hundred, ninety thousand (490,000) full-text downloads. This presentation discusses the framework for the success of DigitalCommons@UMaine as an institutional repository.


An Improbable Coalition: How Businesses, Non-Governmental Organizations, Investors And Academics Formed The Global Network Initiative To Promote Privacy And Free Expression Online, Colin Miles Maclay 2015 Northeastern University

An Improbable Coalition: How Businesses, Non-Governmental Organizations, Investors And Academics Formed The Global Network Initiative To Promote Privacy And Free Expression Online, Colin Miles Maclay

Law and Public Policy Dissertations

This is an investigation into organizational motivations for participation in a multi-stakeholder initiative to protect online privacy and freedom of expression and the factors that shaped the policies it produced. The research seeks to better understand emerging approaches to the governance challenges of an increasingly interconnected and technologically enabled world.

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) was launched in 2008 and consisted of internet and communications technology companies, non-governmental organizations, investors, and academics. There had been more than a decade of explosive growth these technologies and governments were both enthusiastic and eager to exert control over them. Regulatory environments were characterized ...


Carving A Walled Village To Keep Friends In -- An Ethnographic Account In The Cyberspace Of Ingress, Leung-sea, Lucia SIU 2015 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Carving A Walled Village To Keep Friends In -- An Ethnographic Account In The Cyberspace Of Ingress, Leung-Sea, Lucia Siu

Prof. SIU Leung-sea, Lucia

This paper investigates how new forms of classical social cohesion, as illustrated by Emile Durkheim, can be found in the mobile gaming community of Ingress. Ingress was a global game developed by Google that ran on mobile phones using location-based technologies. Gamers from two factions had to travel, cooperate and combat across actual geographical space to play. The paper investigates how the gaming community simultaneously possessed global connectivity and cultures of local enclave communities. It contains ethnographic records of a group of gamers from the satellite town of Tuen Mun, Hong Kong. The group used to build a symbolic wall ...


Faces: Diversity-Aware Entity Summarization Using Incremental Hierarchical Conceptual Clustering, Kalpa Gunaratna, Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Amit P. Sheth 2015 Wright State University

Faces: Diversity-Aware Entity Summarization Using Incremental Hierarchical Conceptual Clustering, Kalpa Gunaratna, Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Amit P. Sheth

Kno.e.sis Publications

Semantic Web documents that encode facts about entities on the Web have been growing rapidly in size and evolving over time. Creating summaries on lengthy Semantic Web documents for quick identification of the corresponding entity has been of great contemporary interest. In this paper, we explore automatic summarization techniques that characterize and enable identification of an entity and create summaries that are human friendly. Specifically, we highlight the importance of diversified (faceted) summaries by combining three dimensions: diversity, uniqueness, and popularity. Our novel diversity-aware entity summarization approach mimics human conceptual clustering techniques to group facts, and picks representative facts from ...


Discovering Perceptions In Online Social Media: A Probabilistic Approach, Derek Doran, Swapna S. Gokhale, Aldo Dagnino 2015 Wright State University - Main Campus

Discovering Perceptions In Online Social Media: A Probabilistic Approach, Derek Doran, Swapna S. Gokhale, Aldo Dagnino

Kno.e.sis Publications

People across the world habitually turn to online social media to share their experiences, thoughts, ideas, and opinions as they go about their daily lives. These posts collectively contain a wealth of insights into how masses perceive their surroundings. Therefore, extracting people’s perceptions from social media posts can provide valuable information about pertinent issues such as public transportation, emergency conditions, and even reactions to political actions or other activities. This paper proposes a novel approach to extract such perceptions from a corpus of social media posts originating from a given broad geographical region. The approach divides the broad region ...


Understanding Social Effects In Online Networks, Huda Alhazmi, Swapna S. Gokhale, Derek Doran 2015 Wright State University - Main Campus

Understanding Social Effects In Online Networks, Huda Alhazmi, Swapna S. Gokhale, Derek Doran

Kno.e.sis Publications

Understanding the motives behind people’s interactions online can offer sound bases to predict how a social network may evolve and also support a host of applications. We hypothesize that three offline social factors, namely, stature, relationship strength, and egocentricity may also play an important role in driving users’ interactions online. Therefore, we study the influence of these three social factors in online interactions by analyzing the transitivity in triads or three-way relationships among users. Analyzing transitivity through the lens of triad census for four popular social networks, namely, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Slashdot, we find that: (i) users’ interactions ...


Website Blocked: Filtering Technology In Schools And School Libraries, Jennifer M. Overaa 2014 San Jose State University

Website Blocked: Filtering Technology In Schools And School Libraries, Jennifer M. Overaa

SLIS Student Research Journal

This paper investigates the impact of filtering software in K-12 schools and school libraries. The Children's Internet Protection Act, or CIPA, requires that public schools and school libraries use filtering technology in order to receive discounted rates on technology. As a result, nearly all public elementary and secondary schools today use filtering technology. While the provisions of CIPA narrowly define the content to be blocked, filters are often set to block much more than is required. Filtering technology is often ineffective, and many unobjectionable sites end up being blocked, including Web 2.0 sites and tools needed to educate ...


Library Publishing Is Special: Selection And Eligibility In Library Publishing, Paul Royster 2014 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Library Publishing Is Special: Selection And Eligibility In Library Publishing, Paul Royster

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

Traditional publishing is based on ownership, commerce, paid exchanges, and scholarship as a commodity, while library activities are based on a service model of sharing resources and free exchange. I believe library publishing should be based on those values and should not duplicate or emulate traditional publishing. University presses have mixed views of library publishing, and libraries should not adopt those attitudes. Library publishers are not gatekeepers; their mission is dissemination. Libraries need to publish because traditional publishing suffers from high rejection rates, required surrender of intellectual property, long production schedules, high cost of products, and limited dissemination. Nebraska’s ...


Agency In Posthuman Ir: Solving The Problem Of Technosocially Mediated Agency, Michael Schandorf, Athina Karatzogianni 2014 Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication, University of Leicesterl

Agency In Posthuman Ir: Solving The Problem Of Technosocially Mediated Agency, Michael Schandorf, Athina Karatzogianni

Athina Karatzogianni

We offer an approach to agency in posthumanism in three parts. The first relies on Deleuze and Guattari (1987), DeLanda (2006; 2011) and Burke (1969a; 1969b; 2003) to discuss the concepts of agency, actors, and assemblage. In doing so, we wish to demarcate what continues to distinguish human agency from other forms while rejecting ‘immaterial’ ontological grounds and conventional idealistic and dualistic notions of intentionality. This requires an emphasis on DeLanda’s contention that the assemblage as an actor is not only embodied in the interaction of its material components, but also expressed by the material configuration of those components ...


Fitting Issues: The Visual Representation Of Time In Family Tree Diagrams, Marilyn Mitchell 2014 Bond University

Fitting Issues: The Visual Representation Of Time In Family Tree Diagrams, Marilyn Mitchell

Faculty of Society and Design Publications

Family tree diagrams are a specific type of visual representation of time that serve a range of purposes. This research considers their semiosic development across western cultures using cases from the earliest extant copies of the eighth century to current online versions. Cases are taken from the fields of religion, genealogy, history, anthropology, genetics, and popular culture. The paper begins with a general model of tree design based upon the linguistic representation of time, or tense, and then discusses in case study fashion, how each design was composed to support its use. Composition is discussed using the visual variables of ...


How Technology Interacts With Emerging Adulthood Psychosocial Developmental Tasks: An Examination Of Online Self-Presentation And Cell Phone Usage, Samantha Lynn Gray 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

How Technology Interacts With Emerging Adulthood Psychosocial Developmental Tasks: An Examination Of Online Self-Presentation And Cell Phone Usage, Samantha Lynn Gray

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation outlines three distinct, yet interrelated, projects aimed at understanding the role of technology in relation to emerging adulthood developmental tasks: individuation & identity development. The first paper provides a context for understanding the developmental tasks of emerging adulthood, and the role that technology may serve in relation to those developmental tasks. This brief review of the literature on emerging adulthood developmental tasks provides a solid theoretical background and history for the theoretical premises proposed for the respective studies included in this dissertation. The second project is an empirical investigation that seeks to understand how the task of identity development ...


Hack Or Be Hacked: The Quasi-Totalitarianism Of Global Trusted Networks, Athina Karatzogianni, Martin Gak 2014 Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication, University of Leicester

Hack Or Be Hacked: The Quasi-Totalitarianism Of Global Trusted Networks, Athina Karatzogianni, Martin Gak

Athina Karatzogianni

This article examines digital surveillance ideology in relation to the Snowden leaks, in order to nuance the politics, ethics, values and affects mobilized by governments and corporate elites to justify the collect-it-all practices by a ménage à trois of “trusted” global networks. These trusted global networks comprised by governments, corporations, and NGOs seem to have the mandate, or plain and simple the monopoly of planning power, to represent the interests of citizens/consumers in the global networked public sphere. This article argues that there is an ideology of the Center of the political spectrum in combination with elements of centralized ...


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