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Game geek's goss: linguistic creativity in young males within an online university forum

In this paper the authors explore the use and adaptation of a language specifically developed for, and by, a community of young people who play computer games. Leet speak or 1337 5p34k, the language used by the participants in this study, incorporates symbols and numbers...
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Transforming media markets: the cases of Malaysia and Singapore

This paper examines contemporary transformations in media markets in Malaysia and Singapore. In both countries, dominant models of ‘old’ media-government relations are being contested by the emergence of ‘new’ online and independent media. Our analysis is grounded in new institutional approaches towards the study of...
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'Paternity fraud' and the invisible child

This article analyses Australian newspaper coverage of the Magill v Magill case, a landmark legal case in which a man sued his wife for 'paternity deceit.' Using results from a thematic analysis of newspaper reporting of the Magill v Magill case from 2002-06, it investigates...
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Love actually! Older adults and their romantic internet relationships

This research was inspired by two stereotypes: first, that older adults don’t do computers – and certainly not the Internet and, secondly, that older adults don’t do sex – they are asexual. The results clearly show these stereotypes to be flawed. Semi-structured qualitative interviews were...
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Investigating genetic discrimination in Australia: perceptions and experiences of clinical genetics service clients regarding coercion to test, insurance and employment

Survey and interview-based findings from the Consumer Study of the Australian Genetic Discrimination Project (GDP) are reported. These involve perceptions and experiences of clinical genetics clients regarding coercion to undertake genetic testing and insurance and employment-related issues. Genetic discrimination is defined as the differential treatment...
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Fostering friendships amongst a group of first-year university students: the use of online learning software

Research into student dropout rates has attempted to identify factors that influence a student's chances of dropping out. Student engagement has emerged as an important aspect of academic success. It would seem that the development of friendship networks, based on socializing, could also be important...
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Excessive internet use: the role of personality, loneliness and social support networks in internet addiction

An online survey of 96 adults showed that, based on Young's (1998) criteria for the Internet Addiction Test, 40% of the sample could be classified as average internet users, 52% as problem over-users and 8% as pathologically addicted to the internet. The three groups differed...
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Public understanding of carbon sequestration in Australia: socio-demographic predictors of knowledge, engagement and trust

This article explores the extent to which socio-demographic characteristics influence knowledge, trust, risk perception and acceptance of an emerging scientific technology, geosequestration or carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) in geological formations, which is positioned as a possible response to the build-up of greenhouse gases...
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Aesthetics, visual appeal, usability and user satisfaction: what do the user's eyes tell the user's brain?

The impact of colour on the first impression of a website is discussed in the light of several rather puzzling experimental findings, which suggest that background colour and colour combinations might influence users? subsequent opinion of, and satisfaction with, a site. Theories of, and approaches...
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Radio that listens to me: Y!Music web radio

A study of listening to Y!Music revealed the extent to which it was an interactive experience. The auto-ethnography was conducted as a capture of the music stream and a journal of interactions with the station. The music that was played was then analysed to determine...
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Australian Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society

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