[Air-L] What personal significance does the internet have for users?

Radhika G gradhika2012 at gmail.com
Tue May 12 16:53:01 PDT 2015

Daniel -  Walter Ong's work on Orality and Literacy may be useful to think
about this connection.

Radhika Gajjala

School of Media and Communication
American Culture Studies Program
Bowling Green State University,
Bowling Green Ohio
http://www.radhikagajjala.org <http://www.cyberdiva.org>

Co-editor of ADA: Journal of Gender and New Media

On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 7:02 PM, Daniel Jung <jung at uib.no> wrote:

> Hi
> In an article I am preparing, I write about an African informant's
> personal assessment of what the internet means to him. He underlines that
> the internet is a direct extension of previous technology like telegraph,
> telefax, and that it continues to offer "Verschriftlichung" (putting oral
> into writing). After describing his view, I claim:
> "I have a hunch that European users would rather emphasize speed,
> convenien­ce, ubiquity and access to the realm of information, than the
> /solidifying /of information."
> But this is just a hunch, and I don't know if I am correct. Are there
> studies to back up or refute my claim? Are there surveys contrasting users
> (by culture or age) in their perception of what the internet means?
> Thanks for any pointers!
> --
> Daniel Jung
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