Is ChatRoulette the future of the Internet or its distant past?
The first time I entered ChatRoulette—a new website that brings you face-to-face, via webcam, with an endless stream of random strangers all over the world—I was primed for a full-on Walt Whitman experience: an ecstatic surrender to the miraculous variety and abundance of humankind.
Is It Ethical to Harvest Public Twitter Accounts Without Consent?
While participating in the workshop on Revisiting Research Ethics in the Facebook Era: Challenges in Emerging CSCW Research, the question arose as to whether it was ethical for researchers to follow and systematically capture public Twitter streams without first obtaining specific, informed consent by the subjects.
When elites bash elitism
As Broder and Klein proclaim Palin a political star, they show they’re out of touch with “real Americans.”