[Air-l] social networking and habbo dot com

Jill Walker jill.walker at uib.no
Tue Apr 26 12:42:16 PDT 2005

I just read this article about online visual chat sites and girls' construction
of avatars and identity - not exactly about social networks or habbo.com, but I
found it really interesting:

Angela Thomas. Digital Literacies of the Cybergirl - E-Learning, Vol. 1, No. 3.
(2004), pp. 358-382.


> has anyone done any research on the habbo.com phenomenon or others like 
> it?  It is a "safe site" for kids 13-18 years old where they create 
> avatar characters and rooms for them, play games and chat.
> If anyone has information about other sites like this (I'm currently 
> looking into yub.com) or any information about articles on social 
> networking that take place in these kinds of spaces, I would love to 
> hear it.
> I could probably also use references that survey children's computer 
> use and studies of gendered behavior online.
> thank you all so much for this great list.
> Deanya Lattimore
> ABD Syracuse, Composition & Cultural Rhetoric
> http://www.deanya.com/
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