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The Trade Union Bill and Social Media

The British government is planning to introduce legislation (“Trade Union Bill”) that reforms the planning and conduct of industrial actions. A consultation document associated with the Trade Union Bill suggests that unions have to provide advance notice to authorities it they employ social media in industrial actions.

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CfP: Philosophers of the World Unite! Theorizing Digital Labour and Virtual Work: Definitions, Forms and Transformations

The overall task of this special issue of tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique is to gather contributions that help to an understanding of how to critically theorize digital labour, virtual work and related concepts. Theorizing digital labour requires us to provide grounded 1) definitions of digital labour and virtual work, 2) systematic distinctions and typologies of forms of digital labour and 3) theorizing the transformations that digital labour is undergoing.

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Christian Fuchs and Sebastian Sevignani: New article about theorizing digital labour on social media

Fuchs, Christian and Sebastian Sevignani. 2013. What Is digital labour? What Is digital work? What’s their difference? And why do these questions matter for understanding social media?

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Forthcoming Book: Digital Labour and Karl Marx

Christian Fuchs
Digital Labor and Karl Marx
Routledge

This books advances a Marxist theory of digital labour

Facebook’s New Data Use Policy (December 11th, 2012) – What Has Changed and What Do These Changes Mean?

So overall, how can Facebook’s new privacy policy best be characterised? Exploitation of users, increased complexity, violation of privacy in the context of the processing of sensitive personal data.