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Refereed Journal Articles

Intelligent Personal Assistants and the Intercultural Negotiations of Dataveillance in Platformed Households

 Pridmore, J., Zimmer, M., Vitak, J., Mols, A., Trottier, D., Kumar, P. C., & Liao, Y.,

Surveillance and Society, 17-(1/2).125.31. (2018). 

Keywords:  Smart home assistant, intelligent personal assistant, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, privacy

 Zimmer, M., Kumar, P., Vitak, J., Liao, Y., & Kritikos, K.C.

 Information, Communication and Society, 1-18. (2018). 

Keywords:  Fitness trackers; personal fitness information; privacy; communication privacy management; quantified self

Vitak, J., Liao, Y., Subramaniam, M., and Kumar, P.

Proceedings of the ACM: Human-Computer Interaction, 2(CSCW), Article 176, pp. 1-25. [26 percent acceptance rate]. (2018).

Keywords: Privacy; security; low socioeconomic status; digital literacy.

Robinson, J. D., Turner, J. W., Morris, & Liao, Y.

Health Communication, 31(11), 1405-1411. (2016).


Keywords: Online community; Health communication, Social support; Qualitative

Understanding Grassroots NGO’s Microblogging Strategy: Social Engagement and Self-presentation

Liao, Y. & Pan, S.

Chinese Journal of Journalism and Communication, Vol. 37 (5), 23-37. (2013).


Keywords: NGO; Social media; Self-presentation; Content analysis; Statistical analysis

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Refereed Conference Proceedings 

Understanding the Role of Privacy and Trust in Intelligent Personal Assistant Adoption

Liao, Y., Vitak, J., Kumar, P., Zimmer, M., & Kritikos, K.

In Proceedings of the 14th Annual iConference. [Acceptance Rate: 33%]. Forthcoming.

Keywords:  Fitness tracking; Privacy; Fitbit; Jawbone; Quantified Self; Smartphones

Jindal, G., & Liao, Y.

SMSociety '18. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society
Pages 320-324. 2018

Keywords:  Vlogging; YouTube; HIV/AIDS; stigma; online social networks; social support

Privacy Attitudes and Data Valuation Among Fitness Tracker Users

Vitak, J., Liao, Y., Kumar, P., Zimmer, M., & Kritikos, K.

In Proceedings of the 13th Annual iConference. Sheffield, UK. Mar 25-28, 2018. [Acceptance Rate: 30%].​

Keywords:  Fitness tracking; Privacy; Fitbit; Jawbone; Quantified Self; Smartphones

The Role of Self-efficacy in Health Information Avoidance

Liao, Y., Jindal, G., & St. Jean, B.  

In Proceedings of the 13th Annual iConference. Sheffield, UK. Mar 25-28, 2018. [Acceptance Rate: 30%].​

Keywords: Health information behaviour; Self-efficacy; Trust; Statistical modeling

Is Ignorance Really Bliss: Exploring the Interrelationships among Information Avoidance

St. Jean, B., Jindal, G., & Liao, Y.

In Proceedings of the 80th Annual Conference of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Washington, DC. 2017. [Acceptance Rate: 29%].​

Keywords: Information behaviour, Health Literacy; Quantitative

Librarians as Information Intermediaries: Navigating Tensions Between Being Helpful and Being Liable

Vitak, J., Liao, Y., Kumar, P., Subramaniam, M.

In Proceedings of the 13th Annual iConference. Sheffield, UK. Mar 25-28, 2018. [Acceptance Rate: 30%].​

Keywords: Information informediary, Focus group; Privacy; Trust; Qualitative

Benefits and Risks of Personal Health Information Sharing Online: Health Social Network Site Users’ Privacy Concerns and Self-Protection Strategies

Liao, Y. & Vitak, J.

Accepted at the 68th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference. Prague, Czech. May 24-28, 2018. [Acceptance Rate: 33%].

Keywords: Online community; Communication affordances; CMC; Privacy

Unpacking How Users Manage Privacy Boundaries for Personal Fitness Information

Zimmer, M., Kumar, P., Kritikos, K, Liao, Y. & Vitak, J..

Accepted at the 68th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference. Prague, Czech. May 24-28, 2018. [Acceptance Rate: 33%].

Keywords: Communication privacy management; Fitness trackers; Privacy; Quantified self

How Communication Technologies Introduce Privacy Turbulence in Families During Late Adolescence

Vitak, J., Liao, Y. & Kumar, P.

Accepted at the 68th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference. Prague, Czech. May 24-28, 2018. [Acceptance Rate: 33%].

Keywords: Social media; Communication privacy management; Family communication

Youth Resilience to Internet Censorship in China: Technology as Empowerment and a Path to Self-Actualized Citizenship

Liao, Y.

Presented at the 67th Annual International Communication (ICA) Conference. May 25-29, 2017. [Acceptance Rate: 37%].

Keywords: Counter-censorship technology; Self-actualizing citizenship; Survey

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Conference Presentations

Health Justice: The Central Roles of Health Literacy and Information Behavior

St. Jean, B., Gindal, G., &Liao, Y. 

 

 

Paper won Innovation Award at ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium: Framing Inclusion and Exclusion in Information Behavior Research and Practice. Washington, DC. Oct 28, 2017.

Understanding How the Use of Counter-Censorship Technology Empowers Youth in China

Liao, Y.

Paper presented at InfoSocial 2017. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Apr 7-8, 2017.

Not One America: Demographic Differences in Health- and Information-Related Self-Efficacy and Health Information Source Access, Preferences, Perceptions, and Use.

St. Jean, B & Liao, Y.

 

 

Paper presented at CIDLIS (Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science) 2016, College Park, MD, October 21, 2016

Residents Reflect on Interaction: The Development and Assessment of a Blog to Study Doctor and Patient Interaction

Robinson, J., Turner, J. &.Liao, Y.

Paper presented at the 100th Annual National Communication Association (NCA) Conference. Chinaco, IL. Nov 19-23, 2014.

Framing the BRIC: A Study of American Mainstream Newspaper Report of Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

Robinson, J., Turner, J. &.Liao, Y.

Paper presented at The Interdisciplinary Conference of Political Science. Bucharest, Romania. Oct, 2014.

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