[Air-l] social networking and habbo dot com
sondheim at panix.com
Tue Apr 26 13:55:51 PDT 2005
One question - I've been through Lacan and other psychoanalytical theory -
and wonder if anyone has applied Piaget for example to social networks
etc.? There's a great deal to be learned there - for example in relation
to imaginary companions etc., which also connects to sociality.
On Tue, 26 Apr 2005, Jill Walker wrote:
> 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
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