Blog Posts - Nathan Jurgenson



facebook’s message of empowerment

by nathan jurgenson Users logged into Facebook this week to find various messages from the company telling them of changes in the way they will share their information. While the company frames all of this as putting users in “control” of the...
by Sociology Eye on Dec 14, 2009

facebook’s message of empowerment

by nathan jurgenson Users logged into Facebook this week to find various messages from the company telling them of changes in the way they will share their information. While the company frames all of this as putting users in “control” of the...
by Sociology Eye on Dec 14, 2009

information wants to be expensive

by nathanjurgenson My previous post centered on the implications of Google’s dominance in internet search. However, subsequent major news provides the possibility of a major restructuring of the internet search market. It also has implications on h...
by Sociology Eye on Nov 30, 2009

conference summary part 2: the internet as playground and factory

by nathan jurgenson Following PJ Rey’s excellent summary of the Internet as Playground and Factory yesterday, I offer a few additional observations from the conference this past weekend, focusing on Web 2.0 capitalism, and Google as the primary tar...
by Sociology Eye on Nov 16, 2009

Augmented Reality: Going the Way of the Dildo

by pj.rey While the term “augmented reality” uttered in a sexual context might immediately conjure the perennial problematic of the boozed, buzzed, and befuddled (commonly referred to as “beer goggles”), more nuanced analysis...
by Sociology Eye on Nov 2, 2009

status networking sites

by nathan jurgenson There has been recent news coverage on social class and social networking site usage. CNN asked “Does your social class determine your online social network?” “Is there a class divide online? Research suggests yes. A recent...
by Sociology Eye on Oct 21, 2009

towards theorizing an augmented reality

by nathan jurgenson Tim O’Reilly coined the phrase “Web 2.0”, and while the term has been differently used, I have boiled it down to the recent explosion of user-generated content (thus the focus on prosumption). This past summer, O’Reilly ha...
by Sociology Eye on Oct 5, 2009

our digital culture of narcissism

by nathan jurgenson For many (especially youths and young adults), attempting to quit or never start Facebook is a difficult challenge. We are compelled to document ourselves and our lives online partly because services like Facebook have many benefi...
by Sociology Eye on Jun 29, 2009


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