Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Social Networking Sites | Articles from Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

Found this via BoingBoing

The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication has an entire issue dedicated to Social Network Sites.

Includes the following articles:

Email Flaming Behaviors and Organizational Conflict
by Anna K. Turnage
Are the attributes listed in the literature on flaming considered characteristic of flaming by actual email users? This survey study finds that six of eight common attributes form a coherent set that correlates positively with perceptions of flaming.

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship
By Danah M. Boyd and Nicole B. Ellison
This introduction describes features of social network sites (SNSs), proposes a comprehensive definition, presents a history of their development, reviews existing SNS scholarship, and introduces the articles in this special theme section.

Whose Space? Differences Among Users and Non-Users of Social Network Sites
by Eszter Hargittai
Are there systematic differences between people who use social network sites and those who stay away? Based on data from a survey administered to young adults, this article identifies demographic predictors of SNS usage, with particular focus on Facebook, MySpace, Xanga, and Friendster.

The Creative Commons and Copyright Protection in the Digital Era: Uses of Creative Commons Licenses
by Minjeong Kim
Using a mixed-methods approach, this study characterizes Creative Commons (CC) licensors, the ways that they produce creative works, and the private and public interests that CC licenses serve.

There are 18 articles total -- and well worth a quick scan, if not an in depth read

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