[Air-l] CFP: JCMC special issue on search engines

Eric Goldman egoldman at gmail.com
Thu May 26 10:51:55 PDT 2005

Eszter, I am planning to submit an article based on my AOIR talk but I
may not have a chance to submit an abstract.  Eric.

Eric Goldman
Marquette University Law School
egoldman at gmail.com
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On 5/24/05, Eszter Hargittai <searchengines06 at webuse.org> wrote:
> Apologies for cross-posting. This is a reminder. Abstracts are due next
> week.  Please let me know if you have any questions.
> Eszter
> Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication Special Issue on
> Guest Editor:
> Eszter Hargittai
> Northwestern University
> Abstracts (optional, but preferred) due: June 1, 2005
> Full papers due: Oct 1, 2005
> Anticipated publication: Summer or Fall 2006
> Search engines are some of the most commonly accessed Web sites online.
> Millions of people turn to search engines daily to find information about
> news, health concerns, products, government services, their new neighbors,
> natural disasters and a myriad of other topics. At the same time, recent
> trends suggest that the search engine market is shrinking, with fewer
> large players guiding users' online behavior than ever before. Despite the
> crucial role that search engines play in how people access information,
> little attention has been paid to the social, political, economic, and
> cultural dimensions of large-scale search engines.
> This special issue will explore the social implications of large-scale
> search engines on the Web. It will bring together experts from the fields
> of communication, sociology, political science, economics, business, law,
> and computer and information sciences to consider what we know about
> people's search engine uses and what recent trends suggest for the types
> of content that will be most accessible to users in the future.
> The following are some questions papers might address: Who uses search
> engines and for what purposes? What are the effects of search engine use
> on mass- and interpersonal communication? How do users' communication
> practices influence search engine functionality? How skilled are various
> population groups at the use of search engines? How do search engines
> shape identity management and representation online? Are all search
> engines created equal? Is all content created equal in the eyes of search
> engines? Is there a viable public alternative to the search engine market
> dominated by private actors? These are just some of the possible questions
> papers in this special issue may address.
> Potential authors should submit a preliminary proposal of 500 words by
> June 1, 2005 to the issue editor Eszter Hargittai
> (searchengines06 at webuse.org). Those interested in submitting an abstract
> are encouraged to contact the special issue editor with questions and
> ideas. The proposal should include the central research question, the
> theoretical and/or empirical basis for the paper and preliminary findings.
> Authors whose proposals are accepted for inclusion will be invited to
> submit a full paper of roughly 7,000-10,000 words by October 1, 2005.
> Since JCMC is an interdisciplinary journal, authors should plan for papers
> that will be accessible to non-specialists, and should make their paper
> relevant to this audience. Anticipated publication date for the issue is
> Summer or Fall 2006.
> Final submissions should be emailed to the special issue editor, Eszter
> Hargittai at searchengines06 at webuse.org.
> http://webuse.org/searchengines06/
> http://jcmc.indiana.edu/
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