One of the biggest social changes brought about by the Web 2.0 are the shifting borders between public and private spheres. The "Young Scholars Network on Privacy and Web 2.0" is an international research network funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) between January 2010 until December 2011, and enables direct academic exchange of international researchers.
The15 international participants of the network come from the Harvard University, the University of Amsterdam, the Michigan State University, the City University of Hong Kong, the University of Bath, Hamburg University, the Hans-Bredow-Institut Hamburg, the Berlin University of the Arts, the University of Hohenheim, the University of Mainz and the University of Duisburg-Essen.
The network pursues three objectives:
- 1. Besides a systematic conceptualisation of methods and theories of privacy on the internet,
- 2. an international comparison of the respective approach of privacy and self-disclosure in the web 2.0 is planned.
- 3. Further the development of a research agenda is aimed for, illustrating how developments of privacy and self-disclosure on the internet can be attended academically.
Duration of the Project: 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2011.