Gelman on Blurry-Edged Social Networks

I saw Lauren Gelman present an early version of this paper at Privacy Scholars 2007, and I have love love loved it ever since. In my Facebook paper, I deal with emergent privacy issues in closed-world social software systems like Facebook; Gelman shows how the same social dynamics lead to parallel privacy issues in open-to-the-world social software systems like blogs. Talking with her and Bill McGeveran really helped me hone my thinking on law’s role in dealing with privacy issues on social networks. Highly recommended paper.

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