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Karine Nahon

Karine Barzilai-Nahon is an associate professor at the Information School, director of the Center for Information & Society, faculty adjunct at the department of Communication and affiliated faculty at the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement in University of Washington. Her research interests lie in information policy and politics and in the social aspects of the management of information. More specifically she studies information control and gatekeeping, self-regulation mechanisms in cyberspace and particularly in virtual communities, and "Digital Divide" measurement tools. She holds a PhD and MSc in Management of Information Systems (2004) from Tel-Aviv University, and BA in Computer Science and Political Science. Currently, she co-chairs the virtual communities minitrack and the digital divide minitrack at HICSS. She serves as an expert in many decision-making forums that relate to Internet and information technology policy and advises the science and technology committee of the Israeli parliament. She academically directed the Israeli delegation and participated as a representative in the UN summit of WSIS (World Summit of Information Society). Formerly she held senior positions in Research and Development in the hi-tech industry.

Doing Research: Internet and Changes in Ethics of Research (and Human Subjects)

By on June 17, 2009 in General, Research Updates with 1 Comment
Doing Research: Internet and Changes in Ethics of Research (and Human Subjects)

The following notes were written by Charles Ess President of the Association for Internet Researchers (AOIR) and a Professor of Philosophy at Drury University and Aarhus University. On May 22nd. we hosted Charles Ess and Elizabeth Buchanan in a research seminar at the Information School in University of Washington. The topic was Internet and changes […]

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Provocative Statement of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh in the UN Commission for Science and Technology for Development

By on May 25, 2009 in Policy with 2 Comments
Provocative Statement of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh in the UN Commission for Science and Technology for Development

I was really impressed by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh statement in the UN Commission for Science and Technology for Development. While most of the speakers in the the opening ceremony were very ceremonial, he was provocative. He kindly gave me his speech and allowed me to post it here. Here it is: “1. Allow me to start […]

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Inclusiveness and Politics in the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development

By on May 24, 2009 in Announcements, Policy with 5 Comments
Inclusiveness and Politics in the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development

It is Sunday morning, and I am writing this post in the airplane, on my way to Geneva to represent Israel in the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development in its annual meeting (May 25-29, 2009). (Thanks ISOCI-IL who supported my candidacy for this role). The first thought that crossed my mind when […]

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10 Years of “Code” – Debate on Lessig book

By on May 12, 2009 in Announcements, General with 0 Comments
10 Years of “Code” – Debate on Lessig book

Lawrence Lessig’s Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace turns 10 this year (see an update version of the book that is interactive with users – Code: Version 2.0). The Cato Institute hosted a debate about the book for this occation. Below you can find Declan McCullagh’s article which criticizes Lessig’s approach and the response fromJonathan Zittrain, […]

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Video, Virality and Political Campaigns

By on April 10, 2009 in Announcements, Social networks with 0 Comments
Video, Virality and Political Campaigns

One of the hottest topics currently under investigation is in the area of virality and campaigns, or the role of the Internet in political campaigns. Here are several articles from a conference titled “You Tube and the 2008 Election Cycle in the United States” – Bob Boynton Going Viral Kevin Wallsten “‘Yes We Can’: How […]

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Librarians and e-Government: Mixed Feelings?

Librarians and e-Government: Mixed Feelings?

Good papers were presented at the eGovernment track at HICSS-42. One particular paper that attracted my attention was the paper of John Bertot titled Emerging Role of Public Librarians as E-Government Providers. According to the paper libraries are becoming a central place for certain populations to access e-Government services. Some of these services you can […]

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Digital Divide/s and Inclusion Minitrack – Notes from HICSS-42 Conference

By on January 11, 2009 in Announcements, Digital divide/s with 1 Comment
Digital Divide/s and Inclusion Minitrack – Notes from HICSS-42 Conference

Narcyz Roztocki and I chaired the digital divide/s and inclusion minitrack in HICSS-42. It was a great session. Special attention was given to Azari and Pick who tried through structural equation modeling to examine different factors that reflect digital inequality in different context in 110 countries. This paper was also nominated as the best paper […]

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Some important references on freedom of information

Some important references on freedom of information

This is the first post about freedom of information. Here are some important links to different reports about freedom of information. The next phase would be reading and analyzing these reports. So stay tuned: · Privacy International – Report about freedom of information around the world 2006 – http://www.privacyinternational.org/foi/foisurvey2006.pdf · UN – http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/files/26159/12054862803freedom_information_en.pdf/freedom_information_en.pdf · US […]

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Cultured Technology – About Religion and Technology

By on December 9, 2008 in Culture, Social networks with 0 Comments
Cultured Technology – About Religion and Technology

  Cultured Technology is an article that presents a theoretical framework to understand the relationship between religious fundamentalist communities and the Internet, through addressing four dimensions of tensions and challenges: hierarchy, patriarchy, discipline, and seclusion. Together with Prof. Gad Barzilai, we develop the concept of cultured technology, and analyzed the ways communities reshape technology and […]

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השאלון עם סיני גז

By on December 8, 2008 in General with 0 Comments
השאלון עם סיני גז
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