The following is a selection of recent content from cybersoc.com, a
blog about life online, online community management, internet
research, and the law as it applies to user generated content.
crack addicted squirrels and gun-slinging dolphins
The Guardian Online's Emily Bell explains the top headlines of the
week on guardian.co.uk
Amy Jo Kim's Book on Community spotted for sale, used, for £95. Who
said you couldn't make money off the internet?!
"internet addiction" sweeps through China
This time they're sticking rubber things to their head and taking photos
myths: "email makes you fat"
A report that email makes you fat, rubished of course...
Nope, actually online communities "good for your health"
A debate with Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone
He claims he doesn't want a return to an idealised 1950's America
society, but then uses all sorts of social measures, dating back to
the good old days of the 50's, to prove his points...
Photo essay about online avatars and their creators
Daily Mail closing it's news message boards while BBC invests heavily
in three new message board services
BBC Launches "topic tagging" message board allowing navigation by
region, tag within a region, tag across the nation, or most recent
Ever wondered what people search for on Cybersoc.com or how much
Cybersoc.com is making from the google ads on the right side? Here's
Teens creating online rather than just browsing
A study by the good people at Pew, telling us some good things about
teenagers and their use of the internet. I bet lots of them are
having cybersex too.
Robin Hamman on BBC radio talking about the new "topic tagging"
message boards and answering the questions of disgruntled users...
The Home Office has, after years working on them, published non-
binding guidelines for the moderation of children's services online.
Online dating agency match.com sued for fraud after being accused of
taking company benefits just a bit too far - "no date, no problem...
we'll send someone from the office". Yahoo Personals is also being
sued for breach of contract and fraud.
Robin Hamman MA MPhil
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