Jonathan A. Obar

York University

4700 Keele Street

Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

Canada

Quello Center - Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (25)

Social Media Definition and the Governance Challenge: An Introduction to the Special Issue

Obar, J.A. and Wildman, S. (2015). Social media definition and the governance challenge: An introduction to the special issue. Telecommunications Policy, 39(9), 745-750., Quello Center Working Paper No. 2647377
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2017
Jonathan A. Obar and Steven S. Wildman
York University and Quello Center
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social media, social network, internet governance, information policy, communication policy, telecommunication policy, privacy, surveillance,

Social Media Definition and the Governance Challenge - An Introduction to the Special Issue

Obar, J.A. and Wildman, S. (2015). Social media definition and the governance challenge: An introduction to the special issue. Telecommunications policy, 39(9), 745-750., Quello Center Working Paper 2663153
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 23 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2017
Jonathan A. Obar and Steven S. Wildman
York University and Quello Center
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social media, social network, internet governance, information policy, communication policy, telecommunication policy, privacy, surveillance

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Advocacy 2.0: An Analysis of How Advocacy Groups in the United States Perceive and Use Social Media as Tools for Facilitating Civic Engagement and Collective Action

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2014
Jonathan A. Obar, Paul Zube and Cliff Lampe
York University, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - School of Information
Downloads 4,526 (1,574)
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social media, social network, social movement, civic engagement, collective action, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, advocacy, advocacy group, activist, weak ties, blogs, wikis, email, new media studies

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The Biggest Lie on the Internet: Ignoring the Privacy Policies and Terms of Service Policies of Social Networking Services

Information, Communication & Society, pp. 1-20, 2018., TPRC 44: The 44th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, 2016.
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 02 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2018
Jonathan A. Obar and Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch
York University and University of Connecticut
Downloads 3,047 (3,188)

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Privacy, social media, social network, consent, data privacy, terms of service, privacy policies, clickwrap, EULA, consent, data privacy self-management

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Canadian Advocacy 2.0: An Analysis of Social Media Adoption and Perceived Affordances by Advocacy Groups Looking to Advance Activism in Canada

Canadian Journal of Communication, 39(2), 211-233 (2014).
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2014
Jonathan A. Obar
York University
Downloads 1,071 (17,753)

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Internet Surveillance and Boomerang Routing: A Call for Canadian Network Sovereignty

TEM 2013: Proceedings of the Technology & Emerging Media Track - Annual Conference of the Canadian Communication Association (Victoria, June 5-7, 2012)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2014
Jonathan A. Obar and Andrew Clement
York University and University of Toronto - Faculty of Information
Downloads 940 (21,600)

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Surveillance, Privacy, Canada, Internet, PIPEDA, NSA, National Security Agency, Patriot Act, FISAA, civil liberties, Big Data, Telecommunications, Network, Sovereignty

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Mobile Leapfrogging and Digital Divide Policy: Assessing the Limitations of Mobile Internet Access

Fordham University Schools of Business Research Paper No. 2263800
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 12 May 2013 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2013
Philip M. Napoli and Jonathan A. Obar
Duke University and York University
Downloads 454 (57,353)

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Telecommunication Policy, Mobile, Technology Leapfrogging, Digital Divide, Information Studies

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Reconciling Political and Economic Goals in the Net Neutrality Debate

The Information Society, Vol. 30, p. 1-19, 2014
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 May 2017
Johannes M. Bauer and Jonathan A. Obar
Michigan State University-Department of Media and Information and York University
Downloads 329 (83,895)

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Network neutrality, net neutrality, free speech, democracy, innovation, internet, investment, open internet

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Inclusion or Illusion? An Analysis of the FCC's Public Hearings on Media Ownership 2006-2007

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2008
Jonathan A. Obar and Amit M. Schejter
York University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Downloads 219 (128,809)

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FCC, media ownership, public participation, public hearing process

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The Wikipedia Public Policy Initiative: Exploring the Potential Benefits of Using Wikipedia in the University Classroom as a Tool for Innovative E-Pedagogy

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 08 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2014
Jonathan A. Obar and Amy Roth
York University and Wikimedia Foundation
Downloads 203 (138,331)

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Wikipedia, e-learning, e-pedagogy, new media literacy, new media studies

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Mapping Digital Media: Canada

Number of pages: 105 Posted: 18 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2014
York University, University of Calgary, Carleton University, Carleton University, Independent, Independent, Ryerson University - Ted Rogers School of Management and York University - Department of Communications
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Digital media; Canada; spectrum management; digital divide; public service broadcast; digital activism; journalism; net neutrality; broadband; political economy; policy

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Big Data and The Phantom Public: Walter Lippmann and the Fallacy of Data Privacy Self-Management

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 25 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2015
Jonathan A. Obar
York University
Downloads 148 (183,058)
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Telecommunication policy, information policy, big data, data mining, data sovereignty

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Reconciling Economic and Political Goals in the Internet Ecosystem

TPRC 2011
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Jan 2012
Johannes M. Bauer and Jonathan A. Obar
Michigan State University-Department of Media and Information and York University
Downloads 126 (208,264)

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Tell it Not in Harrisburg, Publish it Not in the Streets of Tampa: Framing, Media Ownership, and the Public Interest

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 27 Apr 2008
Amit M. Schejter and Jonathan A. Obar
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and York University
Downloads 112 (227,372)

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media ownership, journalism, broadcast news, public interest, framing, FCC, consolidation

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Activating the Fifth Estate: Bill C-30 and the Digitally-Mediated Public Watchdog

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 25 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2014
Jonathan A. Obar and Leslie Shade
York University and University of Toronto - Faculty of Information
Downloads 107 (234,857)

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social media, activist, activism, Fifth Estate, Twitter, surveillance

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Keeping Internet Users in the Know or in the Dark: An Analysis of the Data Privacy Transparency of Canadian Internet Service Providers

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 06 Sep 2014
Andrew Clement and Jonathan A. Obar
University of Toronto - Faculty of Information and York University
Downloads 89 (265,453)

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Surveillance, internet, transparency, NSA, CSEC, privacy, social media, internet service provider, big data

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Clickwrap Impact: Quick-Join Options and Ignoring Privacy and Terms of Service Policies of Social Networking Services

In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Social Media & Society (p. 50). ACM.
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 14 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 03 May 2018
Jonathan A. Obar and Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch
York University and University of Connecticut
Downloads 86 (271,109)

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Privacy, security, clickwrap, privacy policy, terms of service, EULA, user engagement, information policy, social media, social networking service, reputation, interface, user-friendly, notice and choice, consent, fair information practice

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A Slice of the Pie: Examining the State of the Low Power FM Radio Service in 2009

TPRC 2009
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Feb 2012
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, York University, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Media Reform: An Overview

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 21 Jul 2015
Des Freedman and Jonathan A. Obar
University of London - Goldsmiths College and York University
Downloads 71 (303,536)

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Media reform; activist; activism; political economy; media industry

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The Mobile Conversion, Internet Regression, and the 'Re-Passification' of the Media Audience

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Oct 2014
Philip M. Napoli and Jonathan A. Obar
Duke University and York University
Downloads 68 (310,763)

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Mobile, mobile internet, mobile leapfrogging, audience, audience evolution

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Keeping Internet Users in the Know or in the Dark: An Analysis of the Data Privacy Transparency of Canadian Internet Carriers

Clement, A. and Obar, J. A. (2016). Keeping internet users in the know or in the dark: An analysis of the data privacy transparency of Canadian internet carriers. Journal of Information Policy, 6(1), 294-331.
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Jul 2017
Andrew Clement and Jonathan A. Obar
University of Toronto - Faculty of Information and York University
Downloads 51 (357,926)

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Surveillance, Privacy, Transparency, Information Policy, Routing, Canada, NSA, Snowden, Internet, Internet Service Provider, Internet Carrier, Data Retention, Data Collection, Data Sharing, Data Disclosure

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The Clickwrap: A Political Economic Mechanism for Manufacturing Consent on Social Media

Social Media + Society, July-September 2018, pp. 1-14.
Posted: 27 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2018
Jonathan A. Obar and Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch
York University and University of Connecticut

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Clickwrap, Political Economy, Consent, Privacy Policy, Social Media, Social Network, Social Network Service, Privacy, Terms of Service, Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent, Walter Lippmann

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Social media, activism, slacktivism, clicktivism, advocacy

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The Strength of a Broad-Based Coalition: How Canadian Media Reformists Defeated Bill C-30

Posted: 31 Jan 2014
Jonathan A. Obar, Leslie Shade and Andrew Clement
York University, University of Toronto - Faculty of Information and University of Toronto - Faculty of Information

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Governing the Social Media Consumer-Producer: Examining the Policy Implications of User-Generated Content

Posted: 02 Apr 2013
Jonathan A. Obar and Brandon Brooks
York University and Queens University of Charlotte

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Internet Boomerang Routing: Surveillance, Privacy and Network Sovereignty in a North American Context

Posted: 01 Apr 2013
Andrew Clement and Jonathan A. Obar
University of Toronto - Faculty of Information and York University

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