UPDATE: Because of the snowstorm hitting the East Coast, the event has been postponed for a month. Find out more here: http://www.meetup.com/phlnet2/events/16393350/
PhillyNetSquared is hosting an event, “Privacy and social change on the web,” on Tuesday, Feb. 1. From the Web site:
We’ll have four great speakers touching on several aspects of this issue, including:
- Hannah Miller, formerly of the Media and Democracy Coalition, on privacy and online organizing for social change. Is it better to push for privacy and anonymity, or transparency and accountability? How do people use social media differently when they have privacy and when they’re aware that they don’t? Which is better for building effective online communities organizing around social change issues?
- Ivan Boothe, of Rootwork.org, on organizing communities in which anonymity is important. How can human rights activists challenging their governments, people targeted with violence because of their identities, or those organizing abuse survivors still engage in blogging and social media?
- Mario Rodriguez, a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication in the area of social network privacy, on how we as individuals and organizations can be aware of the privacy implications of how we use the social web. How can we be smart about the amount of data we allow for-profit companies like Google and Facebook to have access to about our organizations and campaigns? Is “the age of privacy over,” as Mark Zuckerberg has said? Should social advocacy nonprofits take a side in this debate?
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street; Philadelphia, Pa. AND live online (beginning at 6:30 PM) at http://www.PhillyNetSquared.org/live
For more information: http://phillynetsquared.org/events