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The Dark Side of Social Media: A Panel Discussion

November 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dr. Angeline Close Scheinbaum (The University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Gary Wilcox (The University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Scott R. Stroud (The University of Texas at Austin), Jonathan Henson (The University of Texas at Austin), Allye Doorey (The Richards Group) // November 6th, 2017 // 1:00pm-2:00pm // Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208

What is the dark side to social media use? What can be done to improve our social media landscape? What are the ethical values and issues with our constant digital monitoring and publicizing of our every activity? Join the editor and authors of the recent book, The Dark Side of Social Media, for a discussion over how the internet and our social media activities can go tragically wrong. Topics discussed will include online privacy, wearable technologies, online revenge porn, and the power of blogging.


Dr. Angeline Close Scheinbaum, Advertising, UT Austin
Allye Doorey, The Richards Group
Dr. Gary Wilcox, Advertising, UT Austin
Dr. Scott R. Stroud, Communication Studies, UT Austin
Jonathan Henson, Communication Studies, UT Austin

Free and open to the UT community and general public

Panel Video


November 6, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm