Queen's University

Facebook, phone and email

2010-03-19

Jason Pridmore, PhD candidate in sociology at Queen’s University can speak to the practices of surveillance used in on-line social networks, such as Facebook.
He is also available to discuss reasons why on-line social networking tools will eventually become part of our daily lives, like telephone and email.
“The surveillance implications of this tool, is where people are constantly able to monitor each other, particularly as this happens at different levels of authority or power (as in the recent school cases),” says Mr. Pridmore. “Likewise, this digitized information has an infinite lifespan, which means that things said today could potentially be used in the future to impact the trajectories of people's lives and opportunities.”
Mr. Pridmore is a member of Internet Studies research group at Queen’s. Their mission is to understand and promote social, political, economic, and cultural phenomea, which are affected by the spread of Internet technology.
To arrange an interview contact Molly Kehoe, 613.533.2877, molly.kehoe@queensu.ca, or Alissa Deley, 613.533.6000 ext. 77513, deleya@queensu.ca, Queen’s News & Media Services

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