[Air-l] informal vs. formal networks in the uptake of ICTs
Elizabeth Van Couvering
e.j.van-couvering at lse.ac.uk
Wed Nov 23 01:16:29 PST 2005
I remember that Maria Bakardjieva wrote about the "warm expert" - ie
the friend who is also an expert in IT - as an important element of
the introduction to the Internet for most people - in one of her
articles. It's a qualitative study, I don't know if you are looking
for that or not. Sorry I can't remember which one it is.
Bakardjieva, M., & Smith, R. (2001). The internet in everyday life:
computer networking from the standpoint of the domestic user. New
Media & Society, 3(1), 67-83.
Bakardjieva, M. (2003). Virtual togetherness: an everyday-life
perspective. Media, Culture & Society, 25(3), 291-314.
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