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List of tables and boxes
List of abbreviations
About the contributors
Introduction: new imaginings
Part 1: Communities, Exiles and Resistance
Chapter 1: The inevitable exile: a missing link in online community discourse
Place is the thing
Reincarnation as networked norm
Forgiveness not permission
Culture jammer or parasite?
I’ve got you under my skin
Permaban and punish
Legibility and responsibility
Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right94
Chapter 2: Call it hyper activism: politicising the online Arab public sphere and the quest for authenticity and relevance
From blogging to YouTube: politicising the internet
From call-in programs to online comments: participatory culture
Chapter 3: Whatâ€™s in a name? Digital resources and resistance at the global periphery
Resistance and the nation state
Tuvalu and .tv
.md: who represents Moldova?
What’s in a domain (name)?
Cautions and conflicts: .tp and Timorese independence
Chapter 4: I have seen the future, and it rings
Mobile phones and social change
Day-to-day use of mobile phones
Part 2: Structures for Sharing
Chapter 5: Strangers in the swarm
The history of file sharing
Identities in the swarm
Chapter 6: Status (update) anxiety: social networking, Facebook and community
It’s all about me
Watching the self (being watched)
Chapter 7: Becoming Mireila: a virtual ethnography through the eyes of an avatar
Chapter 8: Taste is the enemy of creativity: disability, YouTube and a new language
Disability is a social construction
Lessons from Picasso
Part 3: Professions, Production, Consumptions
Chapter 9: The sound of a librarian: the politics and potential of podcasting in difficult times
Why should librarians use podcasts?
Questions of quality
Chapter 10: The invisible (wo)man
Chapter 11: The impact of the video-equipped DSLR
The video DSLR
Chapter 12: Why media literacy is transformative of the Irish education system: a statement in advocacy
Multiliteracy for an Information Age
Chapter 13: YouTube Academy
Doing ‘everything’ with YouTube
Part 4: Fandom, Consumption and Community
Chapter 14: Live fast, die young, become immortal
Living digital death
Chapter 15: All we hear is Lady-o Gaga: Popular Culture 2.0
Gender and fashion
Chapter 16: Copyright and couture: the Comme il Faut experience
Intellectual property: copyrighting couture
Online retailers and the long tail of e-commerce
Fashion and failure
Comme il Faut couture
Chapter 17: When community becomes a commodity
Cultivating digital identity and harvesting digital community
Conclusion: white men rule?
Digital Dialogue and Community 2.0: After avatars, trolls and puppets explores the communities that use digital platforms, portals, and applications from daily life to build relationships beyond geographical locality and family links. The book provides detailed analyses of how technology realigns the boundaries between connection, consciousness and community. This book reveals that alongside every engaged, nurturing and supportive group are those who are excluded, marginalised, ridiculed, or forgotten. It explores the argument that community is not an inevitable result of communication. Following an introduction from the Editor, the book is then divided into four sections exploring communities and resistance, structures of sharing, professional communication and fandom and consumption. Digital Dialogues and Community 2.0 combines ethnographic methods and professional expertise to open new spaces for thinking about language, identity, and social connections.
- Provides innovative interdisciplinary research, incorporating Library and Information Management, Internet Studies, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Disability Studies and Community Management
- Offers a balanced approach between the ‘bottom up’ and ‘top down’ development of online communities
- Demonstrates the consequences on the configuration of a community when consumers become producers and their lives and experiences are commodified
Teachers at all levels, and students in various disciplines, including (but not limited to), Internet, Media and Communication Studies
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- © Chandos Publishing 2012
- 25th April 2012
- Chandos Publishing
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If there is a department teaching or researching social media at your higher education institution you should get this book in your possession., Information Research
…individual chapters may be of interest to media or information studies scholars and students., Online Information Review
Tara Brabazon, University of Brighton, UK
University of Brighton, UK
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