Special Issue on Social Networking Sites

The Journal for Computer-Mediated Communication published a special issue on ‘Social Network Sites’ . I don’t know this Journal, so I can’t comment on its quality, nor have I seen the articles yet. But it is interesting to note that social networking has entered the field of academia.

Table of Contents

  • “Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship” by danah boyd and Nicole Ellison
  • “Signals in Social Supernets” by Judith Donath
  • “Social Network Profiles as Taste Performances” by Hugo Liu
  • “Whose Space? Differences Among Users and Non-Users of Social Network Sites” by Eszter Hargittai
  • “Cying for Me, Cying for Us: Relational Dialectics in a Korean Social Network Site” by Kyung-Hee Kim and Haejin Yun
  • “Public Discourse, Community Concerns, and Civic Engagement: Exploring Black Social Networking Traditions on BlackPlanet.com” by Dara Byrne
  • “Mobile Social Networks and Social Practice: A Case Study of Dodgeball” by Lee Humphreys
  • “Publicly Private and Privately Public: Social Networking on YouTube” by Patricia Lange

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