Category Archives: Digital citizen

Privacy in a Digital, Networked World

This comprehensive textbook/reference presents a focused review of the state of the art in privacy research, encompassing such diverse topics as cloud computing, crowdsourcing platforms, vehicular ad-hoc networks, big data, mobile devices, location-based systems, smart grid technology, databases, social networks, … Continue reading

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The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media

Book – Social media has come to deeply penetrate our lives: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and many other platforms define many of our daily habits of communication and creative production. The Culture of Connectivity studies the rise of social media in … Continue reading

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Designing Digital Democracy: a short Guide

I’ve written quite a few blogs and pieces on digital technology and democracy – most recently on the relevance of new-style political parties. Here I look at the practical question of how parliaments, assemblies and governments should choose the right … Continue reading

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The Civic Organization and the Digital Citizen: Communicating Engagement in a Networked Age

The powerful potential of digital media to engage citizens in political actions has now crossed our news screens many times. But the scholarly focus has tended to be on “networked,” anti-institutional forms of collective action, to the neglect of advocacy … Continue reading

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