What is it about?
Before Wikileaks, before Snowden-NSA revelations, before the big bang of "Big Data", before the massive data thefts from retailers and banks... Detlev Zwick and Nikhilesh Dholakia anticipated the emergent complexities of databases and consumers. This paper is a robust framework on these issues.
Why is it important?
This is an early but effective, insightful and robust analytical and interpretive framework to look into the complexities of consumers' digital traces getting increasingly enmeshed in "Big Data" constellations.
Read the Original
This page is a summary of: Whose Identity Is It Anyway? Consumer Representation in the Age of Database Marketing, Journal of Macromarketing, June 2004, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0276146704263920.
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Databases and Consumers
Detlev Zwick is continuing a steady stream of very insightful work on databases and consumers. In some of the efforts, Nikhilesh Dholakia is collaborating with Detlev. One new project, started in 2014, also entails working with media expert Finola Kerrigan of University of Birmingham in UK.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the premier US-based nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the privacy and other information rights of all people. From the EFF website: “The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that
EPIC - Global resource for electronic privacy
EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center) focuses public and policy attention on issues of electronic privacy and civil liberties.
Bruce Schneier: A clear-headed voice on privacy, cybersecurity, liberties
The resource site of one of the most influential voices on electronic privacy issues.
Digital Culture, Play, Identity
Digital identities have really blossomed in virtual worlds... this collection explores the identity issues in World of Warcraft (W-o-W).
Blog: Enacting Digital Identity
Focus on educational and social media sites.
Stacey Koosel: Paper based on Dissertation on Digital Identity
Paper based on a dissertation done in Estonia.
danah boyd: Influential voice commenting on social media and digital identity
This page is a portal to her work... plus a Google Scholar search of her name would yield a rich trove.
danah boyd: Paper on "Big Data"
... with Kate Crawford.
Book "A Networked Self"
This link has this entire 300+ page edited book.
Rob Cover: Performing, undoing digital identity
Article published in 2012.
Ruby Roy Dholakia & Nikhilesh Dholakia: Big Data & Marketing Scholarship
This is the expanded version of a shorter contribution to an encyclopedia on the Big Data theme.
Curated Travel, Curated Shopping: A New E-Biz+Physical-Biz model
Consumers, Curators, and Curiousness... Reviewing, recommending and sharing are popular online activities that shape platforms, social sites, and merchant sites. This venture illustrates a new twist that combines e-biz and physical travel and tourism. It uses the approach of curated selection and presentation of sights, activities, places, happenings, merchants and products.
Consumers, Curators, and Curiousness: A New E-Biz+Physical-Biz model
Reviewing, recommending and sharing are popular online activities that shape platforms, social sites, and merchant sites. This venture illustrates a new twist that combines e-biz and physical travel and tourism. It uses the approach of curated selection and presentation of sights, activities, places, happenings, merchants and products.
Downloadable link to article
... at Academia.edu...
Privacy 'Sellout' in USA: 2017
Discussion in 'Scientific American', March 2017: "Data Privacy: Is Trump's FCC Redefining Public Interest as Business Interest?"
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