First Monday

First Monday is one of the first openly accessible, peer–reviewed journals on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet.

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3 Apr 2017

This paper studies emerging technologies for tracking reading behaviors ('reading analytics') and their implications for reader privacy.

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4 Jan 2016

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Public institutions are increasingly reliant on data from social media sites to measure public attitude and provide timely public engagement. Such reliance includes the exploration of public views on important social issues such as gender-based violence (GBV). In this study, we examine...

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7 Dec 2015

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This paper attempts to define Wikipedia in an information literacy context by providing an analysis of learning knowledge and Wikipedia’s structure. The distribution of learning in the digital information age is a core topic for scholarly communication. It is highly relevant to...

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3 Mar 2014

Abstract: The growing popularity of online hospitality exchange networks like Couchsurfing and Airbnb point toward a new paradigm of sociality for a mobile and networked society as hospitable encounters among friends and strangers become entangled with social media and networking technologies. Inspired by Andreas Wittel’s...

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10 Oct 2013

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The promise of ‘big data’ has generated a significant deal of interest in the development of new approaches to research in the humanities and social sciences, as well as a range of important critical interventions which warn of an unquestioned rush to...

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2 Sep 2013

This study explored gender differences in urban adolescent Internet access, usage and motives. Data were collected from 914 urban school students in Malaysia. Factor analysis revealed that eroticism, entertainment, social-interaction, shopping and information/ surveillance are the key drivers for adolescence Internet usage. No differences between...

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2 Sep 2013

This article presents a quantitative study of how the gender composition of conversing Twitter users influences the linguistic style apparent in the messages.

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We examine the connection between language, gender, and social relationships, as manifested through communication patterns in social media....

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2 Sep 2013

This article argues that social network diversity affords both benefits and burdens to users in terms of online political engagement.

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Previous research suggests that network diversity is associated with higher levels of political engagement due to enhanced political interest. However, network...

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2 Sep 2013

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This paper is a reflection on the process of engaging with Twitter from the perspective of a researcher and a user. It includes the author’s experiences as a content producer on Twitter during wildfires in Colorado, followed by the experience of researching...

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23 May 2013

In just under seven years, Twitter has grown to count nearly 3% of the entire global population among its active users who have sent more than 170 billion 140-character messages. Today the service plays such a significant role in American culture that the Library of...

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6 May 2013

In 2011, the respective roles of higher education institutions and students worldwide were brought into question by the rise of the massive open online course (MOOC). MOOCs are defined by signature characteristics that include: lectures formatted as short videos combined with formative quizzes; automated assessment...

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1 Apr 2013

The advent of the Internet has allowed consumers more opportunities to communicate than ever before. The emergence of the Internet has decreased the gate–keeping role of the media in that Internet users can interact with media outlets and other users in real time. This study...

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1 Apr 2013

The emergence of information and communication technology (ICT) has been influencing our society, including the educational sector. In this paper we explore students’ information literacy at the completion of lower secondary school in Norway. Our aim is to measure students’ information literacy at the end...

Research report

12 Sep 2012

The following paper is divided into two parts. It beings with a discussion of the advantages of using Wikipedia as a teaching tool, an activity that goes beyond a simple addition to the teaching repertoire, and allows contributing to our society through service learning and...

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2 Nov 2011

In accordance with US federal laws regarding the electronic collection of children's data, Facebook has a minimum age policy of 13 years. Research has found that many parents assist their children in undermining these policies.

Facebook, like many communication services and social media sites,...

Journal article

8 Feb 2011

This paper examines the Web sites of 10 international broadcasters targeting Arabic speaking audiences in the Middle East.

Data from 2006 and 2009 are used to compare the formal features of the sites, mainly domain names, hyperlinks and type of news stories presented on...

Journal article

31 Jan 2011

Similarly to the traditional division of labor among libraries, the needs behind amateurism and professionalism have to be satisfied differently.

New media are not supportive of critical thinking and conscious selection of information. Literacies of our age stress critical thinking and take many forms....

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31 Jan 2011

This article provides a critical examination of telecommunications regulation in the EU and argues for the need for change along the lines of subsidiarity and mediation.

This discussion is particularly timely, as the European Commission is working on a new telecommunications regulatory framework, with...

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31 Jan 2011

Digital spaces on the World Wide Web can be consumed as windowed technologies, providing apparently transparent access to information, or as mirrors, multi–layered and complex, requiring critical reflexivity for productive participation. Approaching Wikipedia as a mirrored technology exploits its potential as a pedagogical...

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9 Dec 2010

Political parties are among the most lax, unregulated organizations handling large volumes of personally identifiable data about citizens’ behavior and attitudes.

This paper analyzes the privacy practices of political parties in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and United States to assess the current state of...