Internets As Serious Business: Academic And Journalistic Perspectives On Net Culture presented at Notacon 5

by Leigh ( Hypatiadotca ) Honeywell, Kate Raynes-goldie,

Tags: Security

Summary : From cat macros to the sociology of facebook vs. myspace, journalists and academics are starting to pay attention to the cultures of online communities. Some "get it", and some don't - often with hilarious results.
We will go through a quick tour of the most important academic "Internet Studies" researchers, journals, and discussion lists, as well as the technology journalists who are covering online communities in the mainstream media. We are particularly interested in the questions of which communities "merit" coverage, and the cases where people miss the point.