[Air-L] Devin, et al

Barry Wellman wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Wed Sep 29 13:52:40 PDT 2010

There are a number of good (such as OII) and not so good specialists in 
Internet studies, but to be a contrarian -- and friends please forgive me 
-- I would suggest that you get your PhD in a longer-established 
discipline, such as Communications, Information, Sociology, Comp Sci, etc. 
-- with a concentation on the Internet as well as at least one other field 
within that discipline.

That would improve your ability to get anchored in a discipline, received 
more methodological and theoretical training, and get hired afterwards and 
get grants to do the kind of research you'd like to.

Of course, there are good people and courses wtihin internet studies, but 
I am thinking in probability terms.
  Barry Wellman

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