Monthly Archives: June 2012

Introducing Identity Trouble

Caldas-Coulthard, Carmen Rosa and Rick Iedema. Identity Trouble: Critical Discourse and Contested Identities. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Print. Unlike the last one, this book is pretty dense, and so I’m going to break it down chapter by chapter. Introduction … Continue reading

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In which I <3 The Breakup 2.0

Gershon, Ilana. The Breakup 2.0: Disconnecting over New Media. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2010. Print. I’ve been excited to revisit this book because I think it’s interesting, focused, and elegant, managing to bring insight both to the particular object of … Continue reading

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Uwe Matzat takes community administrators to school

Matzat, Uwe. “A Theory of Relational Signals in Online Groups.” New Media and Society 11.2 (2009): 375–394. Print. This is an article that seemed like it was going to be really useful and interesting and instead sort of fizzled out … Continue reading

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Yun & Park discuss fear of isolation, drive me to shake my fist

Yun, Gi Woong and Sung-Yeon Park. “Selective Posting: Willingness to Post a Message Online.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 16.2 (2011): 201–227. Print. This one’s a mixed bag. The point of the study is to see whether people are less likely … Continue reading

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Pfeil, Zaphiris & Wilson and ONLY OLD PEOPLE, OKAY?

Pfeil, Ulrike, Panaylotic Zaphiris, and Stephanie Wilson. “The Role of Message-Sequences in the Sustainability of an Online Support Community for Older People.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 15.2 (2010): 336–363. Print. As I read the abstract for this article, I was … Continue reading

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David Huffaker Asks, Does (Group) Size Matter?

Huffaker, David A. “The Impact of Group Attributes on Communication Activity and Shared Language in Online Communities.” First Monday: Peer-Reviewed Journal on the Internet 16.4 (2011): n. pag. Web. According to this study, the answer is no—not online, anyway. In … Continue reading

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