[Air-l] Research on Internet Use in Finland?

Maciej Kos kos at gnu.univ.gda.pl
Mon May 15 00:41:12 PDT 2006

Moi Moi,

There is a good book by Oxford University Press:
The Information Society and the Welfare State: The Finnish Model


Hope this helps.

BTW I am also looking for Internet researchers in Finland. Especially those
interested in web information retrieval.


On Sun, 14 May 2006 22:35:21 -0400 (EDT), Jay Hauben wrote
> Hi,
> Ronda Hauben and I will be in Finland at the end of May attending a 
> history of technology conference.
> Finland has played an important role providing innovative uses for 
> the Internet such as IRC and intellectual frames to look at the 
> Internet such as the Information Society. Also, Finland is the 
> birthplace of Linux. In recent literature Finland is often mentioned 
> as sharing with South Korea the distinction of the largest percent 
> of the population connected to the Internet via broadband.
> Can anyone point me to any research on the impact of Internet use on 
> Finnish society or politics or other aspects particular to Finland? 
> I am especially interested in connections between Internet usage and 
> further democratization of societies.
> Also, Ronda and I would very much like to meet or correspond with 
> people on the AIR-L list in Finland who share our interests in the 
> Internet, in the democratization process and netizens or in the 
> history of science and technology, so we can learn more about the 
> Finnish contribution to the Internet and to democratic practice.
> Kiitos
> Thanks.
> Best wishes.
> Jay
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