Tag Archives: community

Walther et al: If everyone else were jumping off a bridge, you would, too

Walther, Joseph B., Caleb T. Carr, Scott Seung W. Choi, David C. DeAndrea, Jinsuk KIm, Stephanie Tom Tong, and Brandon Van Der Heide. “Interaction of Interpersonal, Peer, and Media Influence Sources Online.” A Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on … Continue reading

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danah boyd talks SNS norms and identity (3 times)

boyd, danah. “None of this is Real.” Structures of Participation in Digital Culture. Ed. Joe Karaganis. New York: Social Science Research Council, 2008. 132–157. Print. boyd, danah. “Friends, Friendsters, and MySpace Top 8: Writing Community Into Being on Social Network … Continue reading

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in which I come back after a long hiatus to talk about Jesus

Howard, Robert Glenn. Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet. New York: New York UP, 2011. Print.  Perhaps the most interesting thing about Howard’s exploration of Christian fundamentalism online is how many of his … 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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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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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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