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Recent articles on women and the internet

A couple of links of interest: Helen Lewis on routine abuse of women and feminists on the internet And Xeni Jardin on the women who invented the internet

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Is Android’s Iris racist, pro-rape, and anti-abortion?

We’re a little late on this story, but it’s worth a look. What happens when user-generated content gets an authoritative platform? Neutral point of view may have its problems, but it does provide a standard that the question-and-answer search engine … Continue reading

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“Social Media – Social Revolts” at University of Lüneburg

(Reposted from nettime) Public Event: »Social Media – Social Revolts?« Critical perspectives on the uses of web and media networks by recent social movements // ‘Digital Governance // Experiences, insights and consequences from the ‘Arab Spring’ and the ‘Blackberry Riots’ … Continue reading

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Are You Really My Friend?

Westbrook, Maine artist Tanja Hollander has set out to meet and photograph all of her 600+ Facebook friends in their homes—including, of course, people she has never met before in person. The project’s main page is here. Along with the … Continue reading

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Social Media Project staff

The Social Media Project is pleased to introduce research intern Ariadne Yulo, who will periodically be writing blog posts that explore issues at the intersection of gender, sexuality, and new media/social technologies. She’ll be working on developing bibliographies and webliographies—reviewing … Continue reading

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Siri-ously gendered

Social Media Project director Rebecca Zorach (aka me) was quoted in a CNN.com article about Siri, the female voice of Apple’s new iPhone. (I don’t even have a smart phone!)

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Social media during the Oct 15 Rome riots

A very interesting project that graphically displays social media activity over time during the October 15 riots that occurred in Rome during the international protests initiated by the Occupy Wall Street movement. The site is AOS, Art is Open Source, … Continue reading

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Upcoming events

Monday, October 17 from 12-1:30pm, Rachel Caïdor is speaking on the topic “Feminist Work/Activist Spaces” in the Feminist/Queer Praxis series at CSGS. “How are feminist and activist spaces created? What’s the landscape in Chicago?” Rachel is an alumna of the … Continue reading

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New project on gender and social media

The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality has established a new project on gender/sexuality, new media, and social media. The Social Media Project studies the locations and practices of gender and sexuality in new media and social media. … Continue reading

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