Monthly Archives: May 2012

facebook doesn’t ruin everything (as of 2007, anyway)

Valenzuela, Sebastian, Namsu Park, and Kerk F. Kee. “Is There Social Capital in a Social Network Site?: Facebook Use and College Students’ Life Satisfaction, Trust, and Participation.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 14.4 (2009): 879–901. Print. This is a fairly straightforward … Continue reading

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Lee Knuttila, anonymity, and the “fortuitous encounter”

Knuttila, Lee. “User unknown: 4chan, Anonymity, and Contingency.” First Monday: Peer-Reviewed Journal on the Internet16.10 (2011). N. pag. Web. Oh, boy. This one has taken me FOREVER to go through. On the one hand, I’m completely stoked to have another … Continue reading

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Alex Campbell and Skinhead Authenticity

Campbell, Alex. “The Search for Authenticity: An Exploration of an Online Skinhead Newsgroup.” New Media and Society 8 (2006): 269-94. Print. If something can be a mouthful or a handful, this article is a headful. It makes me feel so. … Continue reading

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Jessen & Jorgensen and “aggregated trustworthiness”

Jessen, Johan and Anker Helms Jorgensen. “Aggregated Trustworthiness: Redefining Online Credibility through Social Validation.” First Monday: Peer-Reviewed Journal on the Internet 17.1 (2012): n. pag. Web. While this article was not what I was originally hoping it would be, it … Continue reading

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Barbara Ley and the Architecture of Commitment

Ley, Barbara. “Vive les Roses!: The Architecture of Commitment in an Online Pregnancy and Mothering Group.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 12 (2007): 1388–1408. Print.   I’ve read this particular paper quite a few times over the years. Ley’s notion of … Continue reading

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