[Air-l] case studies of mailinglists

Ben Davidson bendavidson at totalise.co.uk
Wed May 22 23:14:29 PDT 2002

I used a case study approach in a paper The Internet and the Large Group
that was published in Group Analysis a few years back:

Davidson, B. (1998) The Internet and the Large Group Group Analysis 31[4]



----- Original Message -----
From: "geert lovink" <geert at desk.nl>
To: <air-l at aoir.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 3:23 AM
Subject: [Air-l] case studies of mailinglists

> Dear Air-l,
> for my PhD at the University of Melbourne I have recently written a few
> studies of mailinglist communities. Now I am winding up this project and
> the introduction and conclusion I would like to refer to a few similar
> studies, but I can't find all that many of them. Does anyone have a
> suggestion? It could be studies about virtual communities but that's
> a bit too broad. I am in particularly interested in internal dynamics and
> issues of sustainability. Any reference is most welcome.
> BTW. I do like the (new) afterword Howard Rheingold wrote for his Virtual
> Community book which MIT Press reprinted recently. I am not sure how
> welknown this text is. It's a good and honest reassessment of his
> Yours,
> Geert Lovink (Sydney)
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