Hauke Behrendt, Wulf Loh, Tobias Matzner, Catrin Misselhorn, Carsten Ochs, Charles Melvin Ess, Thilo Hagendorff, Dorota Mokrosinska, Titus Stahl, Sandra Seubert, Johannes Eichenhofer, Christian Djeffal, Eva Weber-Guskar, Jan-Felix Schrape & Sebastian Ostritsch
J.B. Metzler (2019)
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Research on privacy practices in digital environments has oftentimes discovered a paradoxical relationship between users’ discursive appraisal of privacy and their actual practices: the “privacy paradox.” The emergence of this paradox prompts us to conduct ethnography of a health and fitness platform in order to flesh out the structural mechanisms generating this paradox. We provide an ethnographic analysis of surveillance capitalism in action that relates front-end practices empirically to the data economy’s back-end operations to show how this material-semiotic setup elicits (...)