Relevance Filter Application

First off, the link to my tool to score the relevance of documents/data: https://relevance-filter.digitaldrivenworld.com/ As a non-technical researcher, I had experienced some major difficulties when analysing social media data. Most of my research has been examining a particular social issue and most of the scraped data were irrelevant to my research questions. For example, I…

When would you write an abstract?

When I searched “write abstract before or after paper” on Google, the first result was “Write your paper first, save abstract for last”, and the second result was “Writing an abstract months before the paper”. I used to write abstract after finishing the paper; however, after writing a few abstracts for conference and paper proposals,…

Rethinking Informational Privacy in The Datafication Age (Part 2)

In the first part, I have introduced the influential concepts of informational privacy and its dimensions. This post discusses how personal information is processed and used by algorithmic personalization systems and how such systems should operate to ensure personal privacy – permitting and protecting person’s autonomous life. No raw data – no raw personal information…

Rethinking Informational Privacy in the Datafication Age (Part 1)

The notions of personal information and privacy have often been addressed as intertwined, as tightly connected concepts where one constrains the other. That is, current theories and discussions of informational privacy are closely related to a specific notion of personal information, with privacy being conceptualized as one’s ability to control the access to one’s personal information. In…

Media activism and the public sphere (Part 2)

In Part 1, I have described the main concepts central to the public sphere and digital networks. Part 2 analyzes how the civic tech activist groups’ practices and imaginaries can offer useful insights into constructing the public sphere. In the conclusion, I will suggest the agendas for further study of the public sphere from the media and…

Media activism and the public sphere (Part 1)

The public sphere conceptualized by Jürgen Habermas concerns the relation between mass media and association in public space. It has important implications for our democratic developments and political transformations. The great virtue of the public sphere idea is that it calls our attention to critical reflection on the role of the media in social communication….

Data justice conference 2018

Facebook world is crumbled under the investigation of Cambridge Analytica. But the case is only one example of how data has been overused and misused all over the world. I’ve signed up for the Data Justice Conference at Cardiff University. It is a 2-days conference from 21-22 May 2018 to examine the relationship between datafication and…

The perks of software development outsourcing jobs

In recent years Vietnam has emerged as a dynamic destination for software development outsourcing in Asia due to the increasing number of young Vietnamese software engineers and lower labour costs compared to other IT outsourcing countries, i.e. India, China and the Philippines (Gallaugher and Stoller 3; Phan 7; Shillabeer 159-160). According to a research report…

How to research new media production

This is a short reflection on research methodology for new media production culture. There are two main groups of the methodology presented here: Ethnography and interviewing Discourse/textual analysis. The methods and objects of study here are illustrated by academic research papers that have been performed in areas such as politics, media, cultural studies, organisation and management studies….

Rethinking freedom in the algorithmic age

How was your life this year? Do you want to reflect on it? Do you want to look back at what you have achieved or lost this year? Some of us might want to do that but I believe many have moments they do not want to relive. While they have the right to do…