New Kinds of Social Data: from blogs to administrative data
20 March, 2007 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, EdinburghOrganiser: Dr David Zeitlyn and Prof Rob Procter
Any slides or other material generated as a result of this event can be found at: www.nesc.ac.uk/action/esi/contribution.cfm?Title=699
There are many types of social data which in combination may provide exciting new possibilities for research. Blogs (including photo or video blogs) provide examples of individual choosing to disclose a wide variety of information about themselves. Other information about individuals is held in administrative data by government agencies and companies such as supermarkets and banks. There are huge ethical, legal and moral problems and dilemmas about the use of these resources for research yet not to explore them may be even more unethical. Blogging provides a provocative challenge since the act of publication implies some waiver of privacy. The workshop seeks to discuss a range of issues which are normally tackled separately.
This meeting is targeted at Researchers in academia and government, those concerned with long time archiving and access of social data.
This event is provisionally scheduled to start at 10:00 Tuesday 20 March 2007 and close at 16:00 on Tuesday 20 March 2007.
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