Online social networking as participatory surveillance

Anders Albrechtslund

Abstract


In this article, I argue that online social networking is anchored in surveillance practices. This gives us an opportunity to challenge conventional understandings of surveillance that often focus on control and disempowerment. In the context of online social networking, surveillance is something potentially empowering, subjectivity building and even playful — what I call participatory surveillance.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v13i3.2142



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