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Visualizing Web Browser History for Informed Consent

Data Viz Challenge:

Dr. Ericka Menchen-Trevino will showcase Web Historian, a visualization app she’s built to explore internet privacy, online anonymity, and the evolving social contract behind giving up data to online service providers. Dr.Trevino describes the goal of her research as:

Dr.Trevino: "To truly inform [users] in the quickest and most accurate way possible about what their browsing history contains and allow them to opt-out on a per-item basis, allowing them to understand their own time management, the breadth and extent of news consumption, and enhance web search strategies.

Click here ( to participate in a trial of Web Historian.


6:00 – 6:30 - Networking

6:30 – 6:40 – Introductions and Sponsors

6:40 – 7:00 – Dr. Ericka Menchen-Trevino

7:00 - 8:00 - Creative Hack! (Split into teams)

8:00 - 8:40 – Presentations

8:45 - Data Drinks @ Tonic

About Dr.Trevino: Dr.Ericka Menchen-Trevino's research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of political communication and digital media studies, with a focus on methodology. Over the course of her career, Ericka has worked as a research lab manager, an ethnographic research consultant, a grant writer, a technical writer, a web designer, and a technical support representative. Ericka is working to advance research methodology, particularly mixed methods approaches, in the digital era conceptually and by developing research software (Web Historian). Ericka applies these methods to study issues at the intersection of digital media studies and political communication, and particularly the ways citizens receive and process information about public life.