Proferes, N., Jones, N., Gilbert, S., Fiesler, C., & Zimmer, M. (2021). Studying Reddit: A Systematic Overview of Disciplines, Approaches, Methods, and EthicsSocial Media+ Society7(2), 20563051211019004.

Vasquez, F. E., Proferes, N., Cooper, T. B., & Oltmann, S. M. (2021). Going rogue: Reconceptualizing government employees’ contentious politics on TwitterFirst Monday.

Oltmann, S. M., Cooper, T. B., & Proferes, N. (2020). How Twitter’s affordances empower dissent and information dissemination: An exploratory study of the rogue and alt government agency Twitter accounts. Government Information Quarterly37(3).

Proferes, N., & Walker, S. (2020). Researcher Views and Practices around Informing, Getting Consent, and Sharing Research Outputs with Social Media Users When Using Their Public Data. In Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Proferes, N. & Summers, E. (2019). Algorithms and agenda-setting in Wikileaks’ #Podestaemails releaseInformation, Communication & Society 22(11).

Fiesler, C., & Proferes, N. (2018). “Participant” Perceptions of Twitter Research EthicsSocial Media & Society 4(1).

Efthimion, P. G., Payne, S., & Proferes, N. (2018). Supervised machine learning bot detection techniques to identify social Twitter botsSMU Data Science Review1(2), 5.

Hoffmann, A., Proferes, N., Zimmer, M. (2018). “Making the World More Open and Connected”: Mark Zuckerberg and the Discursive Construction of Facebook and Its Users. New Media & Society.

Vitak, J., Proferes, N., Shilton, K., Ashktorab, Z. (2017). Ethics Regulation in Social Computing Research: Examining the Role of Institutional Review Boards. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 12(5), 372-382.

Proferes, N. (2017). Information Flow Solipsism in an Exploratory Study of Beliefs About Twitter. Social Media & Society 3(1).

Proferes, N. (2016). Web 2.0 User-knowledge and the Limits of Individual and Collective Power. First Monday 21(6).

Peekhaus, W. & Proferes, N. (2016). An Examination of North American Library and Information Studies Faculty Perceptions of and Experience with Open-Access Scholarly Publishing. Library & Information Science Research 38(1), 18-29.

Peekhaus, W. & Proferes, N. (2015). An Analysis of How Library and Information Science Faculty Perceive and Engage with Open Access. Journal of Information Science 41(5), 640-661.

 Zimmer, M. & Proferes, N. (2014). A Topology of Twitter Research: Disciplines, Methods, and Ethics. Aslib Journal of Information Management 66(3), 250-261.  [Awarded Outstanding Paper of 2014 by Aslib Journal of Information Management].

Proferes, N. (2012). [Book Review] Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age. Viktor Mayer‐Schönberger. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009. The Journal of Popular Culture, 45(1), 226–228.


Gliniecka, M., Reagle, J., Proferes, N., Fiesler, C., Gilbert, S., Jones, N., … & Kaminski, A. (2021). AoIR Ethics Panel: Platform Challenges. AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research.

Proferes, N., Morrissey, K. (2020). Lost in the “Dash:” How Tumblr Fosters Virtuous Cycles of Content and Community. In McKracken, A. (et al.) (Ed.) a tumblr book: platform and cultures. University of Michigan Press.

Proferes, N. (2020). What Ethics can Offer the Digital Humanities and What the Digital Humanities can Offer Ethics. In Schuster, K. & Dunn, S. (Eds.) Routledge International Handbook of Research Methods in Digital Humanities. Routledge.

Proferes, N., Shilton, K. (2018). Web Architecture and Values in the Stack: Exploring the Relationship between Internet Infrastructure and Human Values. In Plaisance, P. (Ed.) Handbook of Communication Ethics. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter.

Proferes, N. (2017). Response to C. Puschmann’s, “Bad Judgment, Bad Ethics? Validity in Computational Social Media Research.” In Zimmer, M. & Kinder-Kurlanda, K. (eds.) Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Cases and Challenges. Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang.

Proferes, N. (2016). Methodological Considerations In Tracing User Knowledge Of Information Flows On Social Media Sites. Selected Papers of Internet Research – Proceedings of the Association of Internet Researchers. Phoenix, AZ.

Proferes, N. (2015). [Dissertation] Informational Power on Twitter: A Mixed-methods Exploration of User Knowledge and Technological Discourse About Information Flows. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.
Proferes, N. (2015). An Examination of Library and Information Studies Faculty Experience with and Attitudes toward Open Access Scholarly Publishing. iConference Proceedings. Newport Beach, CA. Available at:
Proferes, N. (2015). Legal Limits To Technology Use. In R. Mansell & P. Ang (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication & Society. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Available at:

Proferes, N. (2014). What Happens to Tweets? Descriptions of Temporality in Twitter’s Organizational Rhetoric. iConference Proceedings. Berlin, Germany. Available at:

Zimmer, M. & Proferes, N. (2013). Privacy on Twitter / Twitter on Privacy. In K. Weller, A. Bruns, J. Burgess, M. Mahrt & C. Puschmann (eds.), Twitter and Society. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Adamick, J., Buchanan, E., Fountain, J., Goncalves, M.S., Proferes, N. (2010). [White Paper] Advancing Ethical Research Across Disciplines, NSF SBE 2020. Available at: