The Association of Internet Researchers conference is the highlight of the year for researchers involved in the cross-disciplinary field of Internet studies. It brings together scholars from around the world to meet and exchange ideas and research on the impact of the world-wide phenomenon of the Internet. The Annual, now in its fourth year, brings highlights from the contributions made at the 2005 conference held in Chicago, Illinois. Included is the full text of keynote speeches, given by Saskia Sassen, Sonia Livingstone, and Ang Peng Hwa, and a select set of papers drawn from the conference submissions.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2007. VI, 213 pp.
Contents: Mia Consalvo/Caroline Haythornthwaite: Introduction – Susanna Paasonen: Family Romance? Generation, Kinship, and
Internet Research – Peng-Hwa Ang: The UN and Internet Governance: Fears, Hopes and Possibilities – Lisbeth Klastrup/Pia Svejgaard
Pedersen: Blogging for Election: The Use and Function of Blogs as a Communication Tool in a Danish Parliament Election Campaign
– Alla Genkina: Socially Aware Solutions to Motion Picture Piracy – Sonia Livingstone: Opportunities and Constraints Framing
Children and Young People’s Internet Use – Malin Sveningsson Elm: Young Men’s Gender and Identity Work in a Swedish Web Community
– David Fono/Kate Raynes-Goldie: Hyperfriendship and Beyond: Friends and Social Norms on LiveJournal – Sandra Harrison: Transgressions,
Miscommunication and Flames: Problematic Incidents in email Discussions – Saskia Sassen: Digital Formations: The Intersection
of Technical and Social Logics in Electronic Space – John Lannon: The Internet and Collective Consciousness: An Exploration
of Spiritually Based Social Movements Online – Chheng-Hong Ho: Negotiating Motherhood Using ICTs in Taiwan-US Transnational
Households – Florence Chee/Richard K. Smith: Online Gamers and the Ambiguity of Community: Korean Definitions of Togetherness
for a New Generation – Klaus Bruhn Jensen/Rasmus Helles: The Silent Web - A Qualitative Study of Sound as Information and
Communication in Websites – Suely Fragoso: Sampling the Web: Discussing Strategies for the Selection of Brazilian Websites
for Quanti-qualitative Analysis.