Comment on Sarah Ford’s ‘Reconceptualizing the Public/Private Distinction in the Age of Information Technology’

Nathan Jurgenson and PJ Rey

Information, Communication and Society

Publication Date: March 2012

Abstract:

Sarah Ford’s recent article, ‘Reconceptualizing the Public/Private Distinction in the
Age of Information Technology’ demonstrates how social media shifts our understanding
of privacy and publicity and proposes a continuum model instead of a
simple dichotomy. In this commentary, we argue that Ford’s proposed model does
not go far enough to break down the problematic dichotomous thinking and
propose a further reconceptualization of privacy and publicity as a dialectic.

Publisher: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2011.619552

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