[Air-L] Studying online community
haythorn at illinois.edu
Sun Jun 27 12:09:37 PDT 2010
Let's start you off with some recent collections from AoIR members. The 2010 American Behavioral Scientist issue in particular is on target for your interests. /Caroline
Haythornthwaite, C. & Wellman, B. (Eds.) (2008). Special issue of papers selected from the 2007 AoIR conference. Information, Communication and Society, 11(2), whole issue.
Haythornthwaite, C. & Kendall, L. (Eds.) (2009). AoIR Special Issue. Information, Communication and Society, 12(3), whole issue.
Haythornthwaite, C. & Kendall, L. (Eds.) (2010). AoIR Special Issue. Information, Communication and Society, 13(3), whole issue.
Haythornthwaite, C. & Kendall, L. (Eds.) (2010). Internet and Community. American Behavioral Scientist, 53(8), whole issue.
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>Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 21:22:26 +0300
>From: Annamari Martinviita <martinviita at gmail.com>
>Subject: [Air-L] Studying online community
>To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
>I'm just getting started on my PhD studies, unfunded as yet, regarding
>new social technologies and online communities and would really
>appreciate any hints, tips and advice members of this list may have on
>good information sources, relevant publications, events and so on.
>Broadly speaking, I'm interested in how communities extend from the
>online to the offline and vice versa, how participation in online
>communities becomes part of every-day life, how the lines between
>offline and online communication and relationship building are blurred
>as access to online social tools becomes ubiquitous. More specifically,
>I am looking at how new social technologies affect local communities and
>what developers should take into consideration while creating new tools
>with a view of fostering online community. I hope to come up with
>results that offer an insight into how the concept of community is
>changing for members of a hyper-connected society, and the implications
>of that change for local communities. My research approach is ethnographic.
>It would be great to hear from others with similar interests, and also
>perhaps to discover fellow "sufferers" at similar stages of their
>academic careers, for a bit of mutual support and encouragement. :) Of
>course, any advice would be hugely appreciated!
>University of Oulu, Finland
>martinvi at mail.student.oulu.fi
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