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La société en mouvement « 2.0 » : quels enjeux, quelles opportunités, quel avenir ?
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How One Woman Hid Her Pregnancy From Big Data

How One Woman Hid Her Pregnancy From Big Data | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it

w that A Princeton University professor tried to hide her pregnancy from targeted online advertising for the past nine months. It wasn't easy.

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It has become mainstream within certain communities not to deliver any personal data that can be used for commercial activities, and that alone raises important questions for me.

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Whereas I can understand that people don't want their whole life rendered visible online, the point of not being approached for commercial benefits by a third party at all, seems to me a bit over the top.

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That is to say: interesting exercice, but what does it say? You don't want other to propose their services to you? You don't feel comfortable or are not sure you can refuse the proposal? You are overwhelmed with everything others propose to you and zapping is not an option? If not, what else, besides the exercice? 
Also, you rarely hear these sounds from entrepreneurs, or from people gaining their money in businesses: frequently, it is the socially accepted habit of people in the service industry or of those in a scientific environment. 

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Perhaps the most important question it raises is: how does the fact that other people possess information about you change the image you have of yourself, image others have of yourself and thus change you as a person? 

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Intervention de Stéphane Vial et Neal Stimler au colloque « Theorizing the Web » 2014 à New York | Projekt

Intervention de Stéphane Vial et Neal Stimler au colloque « Theorizing the Web » 2014 à New York | Projekt | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
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Parlons un peu du colloque Theorizing the Web 2014 :-). Résumé de la présentation de @svial et @nealstimler sur le "Digital Monism". A lire. Extrait.

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"Digital Monism is the idea that the contemporary human world is inseparably digital and non-digital, online and offline or, in obsolete terms, virtual and real. In contrast to Digital Dualism, “the belief that online and offline are largely distinct and independent realities” (Jurgenson 2011), Digital Monism states that the human reality is a digital-centered hybrid environment made of mixed systems and matters constantly interlinked, that tends to form a single continuous multimaterial artifactual substance."

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#Ttw14 Panel Preview: Streetview » Cyborgology

#Ttw14 Panel Preview: Streetview » Cyborgology | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
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Excellent article on the geographical non-digital interferences with the digital world. A must read. Excerpts.

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@timhwang : "What is often missed in the popular discourse is that the web industry has a very real geographic dimension. Insofar as they are corporations requiring offices, employees, and investors to thrive, the popularity of web services in the past decade can be connected to concrete changes in the built landscape of cities throughout the United States. These changes, in turn, have produced important distributive consequences along socioeconomic, gender, and racial lines."

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@artphilled : "More eccentric than extreme, Instagram has the potential for subversivity, which is defined “as a disruptive attitude that tries to create openings, possibilities in the ‘closedness’ of a sysem. . .as a result, [it] more closely resembles cultural activism than political praxis” (De Cauter, ‘Notes on subversion/Theses on Activism’). My hope for this paper is to provoke a shift in the modality of Instagram (and, in future, apps like it) from photo-sharing social network to counter-cartographic device that can ‘prime’ a resistance to the traditional delineations of border and capital imposed on our social spaces."

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@mfcrawford : "In spaces that were encoded with particular affordances, Americans could perform modes of sociality that demonstrated and inculcated a particular sense of what it meant to be a post-war democratic citizen: namely, someone with flexible, near-limitless choice, but with very clearly defined standards of what the range of that “limitless choice” would be, and who would be continually adjusting to a world defined by a continuous state of fluidity."

(Since I lived and studied in Los Angeles in arghhh... 1986, this topic is interesting me on more than one level :-)

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@thejaymo : "This talk will pose the questions: Where are the nexuses of political contestation in this new landscape? Has the discourse of digital dualism been overly focussed on the individual, or is it that only now are the implications of dualism at the geopolitical level being recognised? What are the implications for politics, as nation states evaporate into the clouds, and the Stacks continue to build their own private infrastructures and extend sensing/robotic platforms into the physical world?"



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#TtW14 nice tweets at distance #preparationtime (with images, tweets) · beerbergman

Since a couple of years now, I follow Theorizing the Web at distance and I just decided to collect the most funny or interesting tweets for extended lecture. Here is #preparationtime. Hope you will enjoy! (With a special mention to @AprylW - of whom I expect at least one #selfie :-)
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Some conferences make you smarter, well of course, all should do so. I have followed Theorizing the Web for a couple of years now and it was my first introduction to smart people thinking interestingly (beyond the marketing type of reflexion) about the Internet. 

So I decided to make a storify, because I absolutely love the song of the @TtW14 tweets. So for once: just for fun! Hope you enjoy it :-).

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