“Facebook Just Got Creepy” – Online privacy topic of Marquette University lecture

Privacy management in online social networks will be the topic of the Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Spring Colloquium Thursday, Feb. 26.  Sarah Bonewits Feldner and Scott D’Urso, assistant professors of communication studies, will present “Facebook Just Got Creepy” at 3 p.m. in the John P. Raynor, S.J., Library’s Beaumier Conference Center, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave.  The colloquium is free and open to public.

Feldner and D’Urso will examine the communication processes involved in how student users manage and protect their privacy on Facebook.  The significance of this issue lies in understanding the ways in which college students seek to simultaneously present and protect themselves online.

Feldner researches organizational communication, communication and identity and service learning in higher education.  She has published articles in numerous communication journals, including International Journal of Strategic Information and Communication Studies.

D’Urso’s research focuses on new communication technologies and computer-mediated communication, electronic monitoring and surveillance in the workplace, and organizational communication.  His works have been published in Management Communication Quarterly and Communication Theory.