If you're voting for SXSW sessions, I'd enjoy seeing this session be accepted:
Understanding Lies, Deception, and Truthiness in Social Media
Your vote: Yes No Event: Interactive 2010 Level: Beginner Type: Panel Category: Community / Online Community, Online Relationships, Social Issues, Social Networking, User Generated Content Organizer: danah boyd, Microsoft Research / Harvard Berkman Center Questions:
- How, why and when do people provide inaccurate information online?
- What are people's intentions and goals when providing inaccurate information online?
- How do these practices differ across race, gender, and age?
- How do these practices differ between online dating sites and social network sites?
- How do privacy concerns shape people's practices with regard to inaccurate information?
- How do legal structures like COPPA and TOSes motivate people to lie?
- Why do developers need to understand people's motivations for providing inaccurate information?
- How can developers work with users to balance their goals and the sites' goal for accurate information?
- How is marketing and advertising affected by the practices of deception?
- When is inaccurate information advantageous?
Description: If you take most social media profiles at face value, you might assume everyone's from Lake Wobegon. Profiles are often filled with inaccurate (or perhaps deceptive) content. This panel will examine how, why, and when people lie and who (if anyone) they might be trying to deceive.