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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

When a computer or a user is directly connected into a network and is capable of interacting with it, for example by querying the contents of a database.

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Anorexia: A Disease Online

Elad Yom-Tov.

in Crowdsourced Health

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 4954 words.

The internet serves as a unique virtual meeting place for people with rare diseases, providing advice on recovery, but also, astoundingly, on how to remain ill. The latter is especially...

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Arts Wire: The Nonprofit Arts Online

Judy Malloy.

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

August 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 8131 words.

Beginning in 1992, Arts Wire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts, was a social media platform and Internet presence provider, that provided access to news, information, and...

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PLATO: The Emergence of Online Community

David R. Woolley.

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

August 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 5951 words.

In the early 1970s, two decades before the World Wide Web came on the scene, the PLATO system pioneered online discussion forums and message boards, email, chat rooms, instant messaging,...

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Ghanaians Online and the Innovation of 419 Scams

Jenna Burrell.

in Invisible Users

May 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 9806 words.

This chapter explores the growing trend among urban Ghanaian youths to interact with foreigners over the Internet and establish extensive contacts. The youth of Accra repeatedly visits...

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Online Crime

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 11235 words.

Internet Crime: History, Contexts, and Definitions

It is now commonplace to observe that the development of information and communication technologies

From Archaeology to Architecture: Building a Place for Noncommercial Culture Online

Gary O. Larson.

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

August 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 10489 words.

This chapter examines various approaches to ensuring a place for nonprofit culture online, drawing from the various noncommercial networking projects discussed elsewhere in the anthology,...

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trAce Online Writing Centre, Nottingham Trent University, UK

J. R. Carpenter.

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

August 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 5112 words.

The trAce Online Writing Centre was founded in 1995 by Sue Thomas at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Over the next decade trAce expanded along with the web, evolving organically and...

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Online Communities on the Move: Mobile Play in Korea

Youn-ah Kang.

in Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies

May 2008; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 4670 words.

This chapter focuses on the increasing use of the Internet in the daily activities of people, resulting in Internet-based forms of mediation such as blogs. Mobile communication devices with...

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Opportunities and Challenges of Technologically Enhanced Programmes: Online and Blended Learning at King's College London

Dominique Borel.

in French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century

July 2011; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 5817 words.

This chapter describes King's College London's online MA/PGDip in French Language and Culture programme. The programme, launched in October 2009, is believed to be the only truly entirely...

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The Death and Life of Great Online Subcultures: An Analysis of Body Modification Ezine

Jessa Lingel.

in Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community

April 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 12658 words.

The first field study in this book describes BME, an online platform for people interested in body modification. I describe the community’s attempts to manage membership by analysing...

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Six Degrees of Reputation: The Use and Abuse of Online Review and Recommendation Systems

Shay David and Trevor Pinch.

in Living in a Material World

October 2008; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 12566 words.

This chapter describes the online book reviewing and recommendation system, and analyzes the system of Amazon.com that features six discrete levels of reputation management, known as “six...

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Closer to the Metal

Finn Brunton and Gabriella Coleman.

in Media Technologies

February 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 8859 words.

This chapter concerns what happens after the material turn in digital media studies. It is not enough to account for the hardware, the users and publics, or the conceptual structures at...

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Rumor and the Morality of the Internet

Jenna Burrell.

in Invisible Users

May 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 9513 words.

This chapter examines how rumors influence the online behavior of Internet users in urban Ghana. Certain clever Ghanaian youths spread rumors about significant earning opportunities from...

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Sexting

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 8994 words.

Sexting Definitions

The prevalence of using online and virtual environments for sexual purposes is increasing with both seemingly positive benefits

Methodological Approaches to Studying Crime and Popular Culture in New Media

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 11214 words.

New Media: Promise and Peril

In 2013, designer Zoë Quinn released an interactive online game that inspired both praise

Digital Diversión

Albert Sergio Laguna.

in Diversión

July 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 13990 words.

This chapter moves away from specific geographic locales to consider the rising importance of digital spaces in mediating diasporic identities. It traces how cubanía echoes online through...

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Culturetheque: A New Tool for French Culture

Laurence Auer.

in French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century

July 2011; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 1402 words.

This chapter discusses the development of the digital platform called Culturetheque, launched on 27 May 2010 by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni. Culturetheque offers French culture at...

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Always-On/Always-On-You: The Tethered Self

Sherry Turkle.

in Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies

May 2008; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 7814 words.

This chapter focuses on how the intimacy of people with their communication devices results in attitude changes. It discusses the role of mobile phones, e-mail, text messages, and online...

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Art Com Electronic Network: A Conversation with Fred Truck and Anna Couey

Judy Malloy.

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

August 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 12007 words.

Initiated by Carl Loeffler, Director of the San Francisco artspace La Mamelle/Art Com, who had been working on artists' telecommunications projects since the 1977 Send/Receive Project, Art...

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Digitally Enabled Social Change

Jennifer Earl and Katrina Kimport.

March 2011; p ublished online August 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 266 pages.

Attention has been paid to the emergence of “Internet activism,” but scholars and pundits disagree about whether online political activity is different in kind from more traditional forms...

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