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[By Me @] Financial Times: A Narrow Approach to Broadband in Britain

Saturday February 06, 2016 @ 03:48 PM (UTC)

Despite the fact that British adults spend on average more time online than asleep, and use their internet connections to do everything from switching on the lights to finding a mate, access is not considered as important as the electricity that powers homes or the water running from taps.

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Power of Privacy: the film

Keep It In The Ground: the British Journalism Award nomination!

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Beef tongue and digital lollipops at the LSE

Monday March 09, 2015 @ 03:31 PM (UTC)

I spoke at the LSE Literary Festival a few weeks ago about Digital Personhood and Identity. Specifically, I spoke about what makes a person ‘human’ in the digital age:

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New publication: Identity & Agency in the International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society

[Publications] Inventing the Internet: Scapegoat, Sin Eater, and Trickster





Dr Aleks Krotoski

“Aleks Krotoski is a rare combination of academic (she has a PhD in psychology), geek, reporter and fluent essayist.” – The Guardian

“Her combination of cautious academic rigour and geek-like enthusiasm makes a very valuable contribution to the debate” – Financial Times

Aleks is an Emmy, BAFTA and Radio Academy Award-winning academic and journalist who writes about and studies psychology and technology. She is one of the leading national broadcasters and podcasters of her generation.

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What the Internet is Doing Part 3 of 3: Our Communities

Wed Apr 02 09:00:24 +0000 2014

I’m haunted by the mis-information that’s out there about what the internet is “doing” to us. I’ve made it my career as a social psychologist to look closely at the claims made in public and behind the walls of the ivory tower, examining research about what drives and influences us and how today’s drivers and influencers might be different from those pre-web.

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What the Internet is Doing to Us Part 2 of 3: Sex

What the Internet is Doing to Us Part 1 of 3: Our Selves

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I've been away

Monday October 27, 2014 @ 01:38 PM (UTC)

I’ve been away for eight weeks but that doesn’t mean I’ve been idle. I’ve been working on a new, top secret, personal long-term project that I expect will distract me for a lifetime.

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Power of Privacy: the film

Thursday January 28, 2016 @ 10:19 PM (UTC)

We have a responsibility to protect our privacy in the digital age. Now, I’m not excusing the role of institutions in this human rights issue, but while they navigate the rocky landscape thrown up by the digital world, we need to get real about how to live responsibly with our data.

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Keep It In The Ground: the British Journalism Award nomination!

Power of Privacy: thinking creatively

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