I’m still alive, but quiet: struggling to come up with the first draft of the final chapter of my dissertation and preparing for a conversation at SPsquare research and dissertation fest tomorrow. I’ll be talking about some puzzling things in the blog networking study and my current explanations for them.
Slides and some notes are below, but since it’s very much work-in-progress it might be better to join the discussion tomorrow (20:00 GMT, Skype/phone, contact me for the details) or wait till I blog it.
- asymmetries – see Getting to know others from a distance
- non-personal relations (“information relationships”, “no ties”) – see Dealing with a network expansion and filtering information it brings
- identity management? – see Presenting oneself trough blogging
- crossing boundaries – see Participants and their networks, Finding and being found, Presenting oneself trough blogging
- Finding and being found
- Getting to know others from a distance
- Bonding through interaction
- Getting things done
- Staying in touch
Publication vs. interaction – will add a link when blogged.
Key publications I refer to:
- Nardi, B. A. (2005). Beyond bandwidth: dimensions of connection in interpersonal communication. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 14(2), 91-130. doi:10.1007/s10606-004-8127-9
- crossing boundaries
- Star, S. L. & Griesemer, J. R. (1989). Institutional Ecology, ‘Translations’ and Boundary Objects: Amateurs and Professionals in Berkeley’s Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 1907-39. Social Studies of Science, 19(4), 387-420. doi:10.1177/030631289019003001
- Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of practice: Learning, meaning and identity. Cambridge University Press.