[Air-L] Online Dating Studies

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Wed Feb 24 01:24:33 PST 2010


There are a few Second Life papers out there - I can't remember off  
the top of my head the names but it's worth a search.
Also Tom Boellstorf's book Coming of Age in Second Life.

-Sharon

On Feb 24, 2010, at 1:08 AM, Leurs, K.H.A. (Koen) wrote:

>
> Dear Erhardt,
>
> I recently came across a project carried out at the Oxford Internet  
> Institute called "Me, My Spouse and the Internet: Meeting, Dating  
> and Marriage in the Digital Age".
> You can find more about it here: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/research/?id=47 
> , including links to publications.
>
> I would be interested in learning about the use of Instant Messaging  
> and social networking in dating, as I am currently looking at the  
> performance of gender and sexuality in IM.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Koen.
>
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> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org namens Erhardt Graeff
> Verzonden: wo 24-2-2010 5:45
> Aan: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
> CC: Jonathan Beilin
> Onderwerp: [Air-L] Online Dating Studies
>
> I'm preparing to co-lead a core conversation at SXSW on online dating
> websites and trends. We've been looking at academic work like Judith
> Donath's as well as the more cheeky but practical research on the  
> OkTrends
> blog from OkCupid. Does anyone know of good case studies of particular
> online dating websites, or historical studies of trends in online  
> dating?
> Sources focusing on website design as well as sociological and  
> psychological
> aspects would all be helpful.
>
> Additionally, any questions about online dating sites and culture  
> that you
> might be interested in exploring the answers to, or simply  
> discussing, would
> be great.
>
> Thanks,
> Erhardt



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