Americans will eventually and inevitably come to learn about the gap that currently exists between the public’s understanding of government surveillance authorities and the official, classified interpretation of these authorities.
See also: NYMag, Wired, arstechnica.
Sneak and peek warrant definition (Wikipedia).
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While drama is not particularly new, networked dynamics reconfigure how drama plays out and what it means to teens in new ways. In this paper, we examine how American teens conceptualize drama, its key components, participant motivations for engaging in it, and its relationship to networked technologies. Drawing on six years of ethnographic fieldwork, we examine what drama means to teenagers and its relationship to visibility and privacy. We argue that the emic use of ‘drama’ allows teens to distance themselves from practices which adults may conceptualize as bullying.
Via BoingBoing, via Danah Boyd. Full paper.
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