Internet mediating sociality


Internet mediating sociality

I'm interested in conducting research into the anthropology of the Internet/internets. I am hoping this group will discuss how and in what ways people use the Internet and how this either augments or alters sociality. Any takers?

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Netnography in Indonesia, a blog

Hello folks,I thought I would share my brand new blog on my preliminary research findings and experiences conducting fieldwork in Indonesia. My research is on the role of the Internet and social…Continue

Started by Jessika Tremblay Jan 6, 2014.

Interested as well

I'd like to discuss how internet brought changes in sociality. If somebody wants to discuss or even conduct a team-work about the subject, I am interest in a comparative research.Continue

Tags: research, comparative, sociality, internet

Started by Maria Cristina Rocha Barreto Dec 3, 2012.

representation of self online 4 Replies

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could recommend some good sources of information for information on representation of self online? I'm interested in how people represent themselves through avatars…Continue

Started by Ainslee Hooper. Last reply by Zy Jun 30, 2010.

How the internet has effected culture

Hi, i'm also interested in this area. I'm fascinated with social networking and how this has influenced our culture, as well as how relationships are formed on the internet as well as off, and…Continue

Started by Ainslee Hooper Nov 21, 2009.

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Comment by Raul Castro on October 25, 2009 at 7:03pm
hello Beck, Ainslee, Lucine, I hope you are pretty fine. For me the next issue on my research agenda is to do some kind of ethnography of a social media site. I do not know so much in what direction I would I have to start,but, for these days I am reading random: "Virtual Ethnicity. Race, resistance and the World Wide Web, from Linda Leung (Ashgate Publishing, 2006), and that classic title called "Access Era" from Jeremy Rifkin. Any other idea? Beck, Iwill take a look over Shirky's book, sounds good. regards, raul
Comment by Ainslee Hooper on October 23, 2009 at 9:32am
Hi Beck, this is a subject that fascinates me, and am hoping to focus on this area after undegrad. I personally find that I am more sociable on the internet, and then shy in person around the same people.

Having said that, it has enabled me to meet more people than I would have previously.
Comment by Beck J on October 15, 2009 at 11:28am
Beck here again. I am reading Clay Shirky's (2008) Here Comes Everybody: How Change Happens When People Come Together Camberwell Vic. Penguin.

The blurb calls it a masterpiiece, I am not so sure about that. Shirky is convinced that the Internet is bringing about some type of social change - mainly that with the Internet, everybody can have a say and more importantly people can get together. Anyone else read it?

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