Academic

Trebor Scholz’s History of the Social Web

After my post about Danah Boyd's exploration of the history of social network sites, Trebor Scholz has developed his own. It is pretty comprehensive: This is a cross-cultural, critical history of social life on the Internet. It captures technical, cultural, and political events that influenced the evolution of computer-assisted person-to-person communication via the net. Acknowledging…

Another Research Group, and in Europe of course

Participation and Play in Converging Media is a research project based at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo and has been running since 2004! The English description on the website explains the projects thus: The project investigates non-professional participation in the media, with an emphasis on how participation is facilitated and exploited by the media…
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