Life Online Means More Life Offline

by: Nancy Baym

In class this week I showed Stephanie Tuszynski’s recent documentary “IRL In Real Life” about an officially-sanctioned online community that formed around Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The film raises a number of issues about how the cast and production team (not least Joss Whedon) interacted with the fans.

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musing about social networks and g/local cultures

by: danah boyd

While taking a break from my dissertation to do my taxes, my mind wandered back to my data. I started reflecting on how the new suburbia* parents I met when interviewing teens knew few other adults in their community. They knew other adults in passing - fellow churchgoers, parents of kids' friends, etc. but many didn't really socialize outside the family.

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