[Air-l] "Death" of a website

rsiddall rsiddall at blue.weeg.uiowa.edu
Tue Mar 26 11:02:33 PST 2002


AOIR:
I am working on a project in which I am looking at several activism 
websites that were the home of a great deal of communication (bbs, 
chats, etc.) for a period of a few years, but whose activity has since 
dwindled to nothing. This despite the fact that the organization they were 
so boldly against still exists and still operates as it always has. My guess 
at this stage of the project is that I will use current community/identity 
research as a way to explain this phenomenon, but I wanted to throw this 
out to the list: Is anyone aware of instances in which this research has 
been used as I intend it? And/or are there other approaches you may be 
aware of that I am missing and which would better inform my paper? Your 
help is appreciated.

Ralph Siddall
ralph-siddall at uiowa.edu

Ralph W. Siddall
The University of Iowa
Department of Communication Studies
Department of Rhetoric
(319) 335-0178





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