[Air-L] Men and the Internet

Peter Timusk ptimusk at sympatico.ca
Thu Sep 29 08:07:25 PDT 2011

I don't see any references to pornography. Perhaps your original question
avoided this. I have heard some thesis like "the porno industry is on the
cutting edge of technology". Or "the Internet is supported by the
pornography industry". Also at some point in the 1990's it was assumed that
such a large internet traffic in pictures was pornography use.

These are just conversations I have had with another Internet user who
consults on Internet topics in private industry and I wonder if anyone hears
any truth in these thesis?

I am not sure how you ask Internet users if they have been surfing porno as
it is like a crime survey perhaps hard to ask people these questions because
of embarrassment, privacy etc.

Peter Timusk
at571 at ncf.ca
ptimusk at sympatico.ca
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Hi everyone,
Following on from my previous message looking for literature on men and the
internet, I was asked by a number of people to repost the list of
literature. Hopefully it will be of use to others also, and it might keep on
growing as people continue to add more.
Thanks again for all the help,
kind regards,
Gavin Deady
Broom, A. 2005, 'Virtually He at lthy: The impact of internet use on disease

experience and the doctor-patient relationship', Qualitative Health

Research, vol. 15, no. 3, p. 325.

Broom, A. 2005, 'The eMale: Prostate cancer, masculinity and online support

as a challenge to medical expertise', Journal of Sociology, vol. 41, no. 1,

p. 87.

BOLDING G, DAVIS M, SHERR L and HART G (2004) Use of gay internet sites

and views about online health promotion among men who have sex with men.

AIDS Care 16(8), 993?1001.

Campbell, J. E. (2004). Getting It On Online: Cyberspace, Gay Male

Sexuality and Emboddied Identity. New York, Harrington Parker Press.

Campbell, J. E. (2005). "Outing PlanetOut: Surveillance, Gay Marketing

and Internet Affinity Portals." New Media and Society 7(5): 663-683.

Cant, B. (2004) "Facilitating Social Networks Among Gay Men."

Sociological Research Online 9.

Fletcher, G. and B. Light (2007). "Going Offline: An Exploratory

Cultural Artifact Analysis of an Internet Dating Site's Development

Trajectories." International Journal of Information Management 27(6):


Light, B. (2007). "Introducing Masculinity Studies to Information

Systems Research: the Case of Gaydar." European Journal of Information

Systems 16(5): 658-665.

Light, B., G. Fletcher and Adam, A. (2008). "Gay men, Gaydar and the

commodification of difference." Information Technology and People 21(3):


LIVIA A (2002) Public and clandestine: gay men?s pseudonyms on the

French Minitel. Sexualities 5(2), 201?217.

Murphy, D., P. Rawstorne, et al. (2004). Cruising and Connecting Online:

The use of Internet Chat Sites by Gay Men in Sydney and Melbourne.

Sydney, National Centre in HIV Social Research, Faculty of Arts and

Social Sciences, The University of New South Wales.

O?RIORDAN K (2005) From usenet to gaydar: a comment on queer online

community. Siggroup Bulletin 25(2), 28?32.

Additionally, check out Sharif Mowlabowcus' 2010 book, Gaydar Culture,

it's published by Ashgate and has an extensive bibliography.

(Also, not specifically the Internet, but potentially helpful)

ERIKSSON-ZETTERQUIST U and KNIGHTS D (2004) Stories about men

implementing and resisting new technologies. New Technology, Work and

Employment 19(3), 192?206.

LOHAN M (2001) Men, masculinities and "mundane" technologies: the

domestic telephone. In Virtual Gender (ADAM A and GREEN E, Eds), pp

189?206, Routledge, London.

LOHAN M and FAULKNER W (2004) Masculinities and technologies. Men and

Masculinities 6(4), 319?329.

MOORE LJ and SCHMIDT MA (1999) On the construction of male differences:

marketing variations in technosemen. Men and Masculi- nities 1(4), 331?351.

Check out the following papers on gender and Wikipedia participation to be
presented at Wikisym 2011 (http://www.wikisym.org/ws2011/):

WP:Clubhouse? An Exploration of Wikipedia's Gender Imbalance

 ~ S.K. Lam, A. Uduwage, Z. Dong, S. Sen, D.R. Musicant, L. Terveen and J.


 Gender Differences in Wikipedia Editing

 ~ J. Antin, R. Yee, C. Cheshire and O. Nov

check van dijk and van deursen 2011.

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Gavin Deady.
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Social Sciences Building, North Campus, National University of
Ireland,Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare Republic of Ireland.

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