Breaking Up with Screens for a 24 Hours

This mini-investigation was completed for Digital Sociology in Spring 2019. On average, Americans spend more than 11 hours a day looking at screens. I, notorious digital-native, a woman raised on screens, have decided to attempt back some of my life and attempt a whole 12 hour period without them. In this pseudo-experiment, I will attempt …

How Much Do People Know About Their Facebook Privacy?

Mini Investigation #3: Have You Checked Your Facebook Privacy Recently? The other day I asked my 76-year-old grandmother, (who has 8 Facebooks because she forgot her password so many times) if she knows who can see the stuff on her profile. For a moment, she grew frantic and questioned why I asked such a thing. …

Tracking Myself Being Digitally Stalked for 24 Hours

Mini Investigation #2: Google is Stalking Me “I decided to take note of my own surveillance on and offline. I was curious as to what patterns I would recognize and what my trusted platforms had access to when I, with very little thought, clicked “agree” to their terms of service.” On March 19th, 2019 Facebook …