[Air-l] life cycle of online discussions: references? (was: SW tostore webpages)

J Sternberg netberg at compuserve.com
Mon Jun 6 08:01:19 PDT 2005

I think the reference is:
"The Natural Life Cycle Of Mailing Lists" by Kat Nagel
available at (among other places)

Janet Sternberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Communication and Media Studies
Fordham University

Rowin Young wrote:
> If anyone does know this reference (or other similar ones) please could
> they post replies on list, or copy me into them if you'd rather reply
> offlist - I'd be fascinated to see them.
> Thanks,
> Rowin
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: air-l-aoir.org-bounces at listserv.aoir.org [mailto:air-l-aoir.org-
>>bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of M.B.Gaved
>>Sent: 06 June 2005 11:07
>>To: air-l
>>Subject: [Air-l] life cycle of online discussions: references? (was:
> SW
>>tostore webpages)
>>hi all
>>I'm wondering if anybody can help me with a reference, this current
>>discussion has got me thinking about the 'lifecycle' that mailing list
>>debates generally seem to go through.
>>After a particularly fiery college mailing list debate, a colleague
>>mentioned he'd come across a paper somebody had written on the
> lifecycle
>>of mailing list discussions - it might have been specifically
> flamewars,
>>or perhaps just mailing list debates in general. It might have come
> from
>>IBM research labs?
>>Can anybody point me at this or any other papers on the subject?
>>all the best
>>Mark Gaved
>>KMi, Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
>>+44 (0) 1908 6 54513
>>m.b.gaved at open.ac.uk

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