[Air-L] What's your 1 sentence explanation of "Internet Research"

Nile.Melissa nile.melissa at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 19:27:09 PDT 2014

My "single sentence" definition:

"Internet studies is the interdisciplinary consideration of how Internet technologies are changing individuals, societies and cultures."

But that's just my two cents worth.

- Melissa Nile.

> On 26 Jul 2014, at 8:51 am, Gordon Carlson <gordycarlson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I don't think AoIR work can be encapsulated in a sentence.  And I embrace
> the transdisciplinary nature of everyone's work.
> In that spirit, rather than try to write a monolithic description, I would
> love to hear how each of you would describe/define "Internet Research".
> What is it?  Who does it?  Why do it?
> I have been having trouble articulating some of my own work and would love
> to know how you are doing it.
> I appreciate your time and effort and will gladly share a compiled list of
> all the responses I get if anyone is interested.
> Thanks in advance,
> Gordon Carlson
> PS - if you also want to send me your 2-3 sentence versions or versions
> that focus on how YOU study the internet I'd be happy to read those as
> well.
> -- 
> Gordon Carlson
> Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Fort Hays State University
> Executive Director, Society for Conceptual Logistics in Communication
> Research (sclcr.com)
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