Society for the Social Study of Mobile Communications

The Society for the Social Study of Mobile Communication (SSSMC) is intended to facilitate the international advancement of cross-disciplinary mobile communication studies. It is intended to serve as a resource and to support a network of scholarly research as to the social consequences of mobile communication.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mobile Communication and the Ethics of Social Networking

Budapest, Hungary
September 25–27, 2008
Conference organized by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and T-Mobile Hungary.

Contributions are invited from philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, media theorists, and other interested scholars on the following and related topics: 
  • Ethical implications of mediated relationships
  • The mobile internet
  • Exploring the self through social networking
  • Mutual respect und acknowledgement
  • Gossip and social cohesion
  • The re-interpretation of privacy
  • Geobrowsing, privacy, and GPS-equipped phones
  • Real and virtual identities Inclusion of elderly people
  • Exclusion and the network effect
  • Social networking and big business
  • Netocracy
  • Fraud and secrecy
  • Surveillance Informatics challenging bioethics (genomics and the new bioloy)