Online sexual violence against children and teenagers, vulnerabilities and inequalities: ethnographical notes about two favelas in Brazil.

Online sexual violence against children and teenagers, vulnerabilities and inequalities: ethnographical notes about two favelas in Brazil.

  The central theme of my postdoctoral research is the understanding of different constructions of the notion of sexual violence against children and adolescents in communities characterized as “socially vulnerable.” The fieldwork that gives base to the proposed reflections has as context two favelas of the city of Rio de Janeiro: Morro da Providência and […]

A snapshot of politics on Facebook in a quantitative perspective – The angry, but not sad, populists

A snapshot of politics on Facebook in a quantitative perspective – The angry, but not sad, populists

  Facebook is full of people constantly expressing their opinions through reactions, comments, friend requests etc. It can be a great challenge for social scientists to extract patterns and find the general tendencies of how people are communicating on the platform. Of course it would be presumptuous to explain how Facebook is used in its […]

Using E-democracy for the Political Inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

Using E-democracy for the Political Inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

The first decade of the new millennium will be remembered in Latin America for strong economic growth and unprecedented reduction of inequality. It also coincided with the end of the United Nations’ First International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (1995-2004),[1] which intended to strenghthen the position of indigenous peoples as relevant actors in the […]

“I hate it with a passion”: Compulsive connection, Facebook and cultures of affiliation

“I hate it with a passion”: Compulsive connection, Facebook and cultures of affiliation

  People are using media more than they sleep and social media are a major factor in that use. People at different life stages and from different generations are often understood to have fundamentally different patterns of digital communication, often across different platforms. Many have argued that Facebook is important for the presentation of self, […]

DATA SHARING, INTERNET SERVERS, AND CLIMATE CHANGE: ‘WHAT’S YOURS IS MINE, AND WHAT’S MINE IS…’

DATA SHARING, INTERNET SERVERS, AND CLIMATE CHANGE: ‘WHAT’S YOURS IS MINE, AND WHAT’S MINE IS…’

  Today, 5,600,000,000 results were retrieved after a Google search on the term ‘data’ (after 0.55 seconds). Other web search engines, such as Bing, Yahoo!, Baidu, AOL or Ask might provide alternative results. In the patterns of everyday life, more than 90% of all the available data on the internet was generated since 2011, and […]