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Ethical Tensions Emerging from the Application of the Collective Intelligence Concept in Academic Social Networking

Ethical Tensions Emerging from the Application of the Collective Intelligence Concept in Academic Social Networking
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Author(s): Craig Deed (La Trobe University, Australia) and Anthony Edwards (Liverpool Hope University, UK)
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 16
Source title: Advancing Information Management through Semantic Web Concepts and Ontologies
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain), Héctor Oscar Nigro (Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina), Robert D. Tennyson (University of Minnesota, USA), Sandra Elizabeth Gonzalez Cisaro (Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Waldemar Karwowski (University of Central Florida, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2494-8.ch005

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Abstract

This chapter examines the ethical questions and actions emerging from academic social networking. Academics have always been involved in rigorous discourse across multiple contexts, involving generation, exploration, analysis, evaluation, and application of ideas through a process of thought, research, peer validation, and publication. The argument is that the concept of collective intelligence is changing the traditional hierarchical “rules” associated with academic dialogue. Collective intelligence is defined as a mix of formal and informal conversational contexts, and the storing and sharing of ideas and information through multiple public online contexts. The meta-concept of collective intelligence presents a number of ethical dilemmas and questions related to privacy, and ownership and control of net-generated data, ideas, and information. The purpose of this chapter is to identify and describe these ethical issues and actions in relation to academic social networking.

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