Some challenges for ethics in social network research

Luke Hutton, Tristan Henderson

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Social network sites (SNSes) comprise one of the most popular networked applications of late, with hundreds of millions of users. Collecting and analysing data from such systems creates myriad ethical issues and challenges for researchers both in networked systems and other fields, as highlighted by recent media sensitivity about research studies that have used data from Facebook. In our workshop contribution we discuss recent work that we have been carrying out in the area of responsible SNS research, revolving around themes of reproducibility, consent, incentives, and creating ethical workflows.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Ethics in Networked Systems Research
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2015
EventWorkshop on Ethics in Networked Systems Research - Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Aug 201521 Aug 2015


WorkshopWorkshop on Ethics in Networked Systems Research
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Online social networks
  • Research ethics
  • Ethics
  • Methodology
  • Reproducible research


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