IR 9.0 – Rethinking Communities, Rethinking Place (2008)

The conference for 2008 was held in Copenhagen, with the theme “Rethinking Communities, Rethinking Place.”

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Archived papers

The following papers presented at the IR 9.0 conference, held in Copenhagen in October of 2008, have been made available by their authors. Unless otherwise noted, access is only available to current members.

Lanfranco Aceti, “The virtual places we own: when communities and artists occupy your place without your consent, ,” doc

Angela Marie Adkins, “The presentation of self in internet forums: face work without being face-to-face,” doc

Anders Albrechtslund, Anne-Mette Albrechtslund, Thomas Ryberg, Malene Charlotte Larsen, and Rikke Frank Jørgensen, “At the intersection: public and private, global and local, design and use, virtual and textual,” pdf

Christian Ulrik Andersen, Kim De Vries, Marianne van den Boomen, Elfi Ettinger, and Mirko Tobias Schaefer, “The rhetoric of Facebook: control, creativity, and the charm of transgression,” pdf

Norberto Andrade, “Virtual worlds and legal pluralism: the plurality of normative orders within the virtual realm,” pdf

Susanna Annese and Marta Traetta, “Inside and outside the web: blended communities between participation and identity,” doc

Yaron Ariel and Ruth Avidar, “Exploring interactivity and responsiveness divergence,” pdf

Patricia Arnold, John D. Smith, and Beverly Trayner, “Where do we meet next time? – negotiating places, identities and technologies in an autoethnography of a community of practice,” pdf

Alexandra Bal, “Second life: emergence of cybernetic community of practices?,” doc

Renato Dias Baptista, “The inter-relations between culture and internet,” pdf

Miriam Barnat, “Communicative community building -reflexive discourse practices and community establishment,” pdf

Susan B. Barnes, “Social networks and online learning,” pdf

Naomi S. Baron, Ylva HÃ¥rd af Segerstad, Ann-Sofie Axelsson, Erik Bohlin, Charles Westlund, Elizabeth Bolin, and Ralph Schroeder, “Swedish mobile communication in cross-cultural perspective,” doc

Nancy Baym and Andrew Ledbetter, “Tunes that bind? Predicting friendship strength in a music-based social network,” pdf

Sian Bayne, Jen Ross, and Zoe Williamson, “‘This is their stuff’: the role of social media in museum learning online,” pdf

Ivan Berazhny, Constance Elizabeth Kampf, and Eija Ventola, “Could we realize complex academic argumentation using YouTube as a dialogic space?” doc

Maria Beatrice Bittarello, “The internet from sacred space to sacred place: the intertwining/identification of place and community on the religious World Wide Web,” doc

Philippe Bouquillion and Jacob Matthews, “Web 2.0 does not exist: elements for a renewed critical approach,” pdf

Karen Brennan, “Illusions of ambiguity: signaling presence and representation of gender identities on a programmable media website for young people,” pdf

Andre Brock, “Life on The Wire: Deconstructing race on the Internet,” doc

Janne C. H. Bromseth, “Queer community between online and offline: Creating gender, sexuality and lesbian/queer community norms in Scandinavian sub-cultural intersecting spaces,” doc

Axel Bruns, Jason Wilson, and Barry Saunders, “Building Spaces for Hyperlocal Citizen Journalism,” doc

Axel Bruns, Jason Wilson, Barry Saunders, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai, “Australia’s Political Blogosphere in the Aftermath of 2007 Federal Election,” doc

Jean Burgess, Joshua Green, Nancy Baym, John Banks, and Robert Burnett, “Unsettling Expertise: The Politics of Online Co-Creation,” pdf

Andrea Calderaro, “Defining the Network Society: mapping the transnational digital inequalities in shaping the Internet.,” pdf

Avner Caspi, “Self Presentation and its Perception in Online Dating Websites,” pdf

Hichang Cho and MeiHui Chen, “Knowledge-sharing motivations of contributors in online wiki communities: An integrated framework of theory of planned behavior, intrinsic and extrinsic motivations.,” doc

Seong Eun Cho, “Individualism and Collectivism on SNS (Social Network Site) Users’ Communication Attitudes: Comparisons between Korean and American Users,” doc

Kim De Vries, Elfi Ettinger, Cristina Lopez, Mirko Tobias Schaefer, and Bernhard Rieder, “Community, Privacy, and Power: The Complex Relationships of Web 2.0,” pdf

Fern M Delamere, “Second Life as a ‘Third Space’: People with Disabilities and Communities of Practice,” wbk

Jeremy Depauw, “Information quality assessment and source selection on the internet for competitive intelligence: fieldwork research on 50 Belgian executives,” pdf

William H Dutton, “The Fifth Estate through the Network of Networks,” pdf

Catherine Ann Dwyer, “Designing Privacy Into Online Communities,” doc

Elfi Ettinger, Celeste Wilderom, Rolf Van Dick, and Tom Kent, “Innovating Career Services: The Role of User Involvement,” pdf

Andrew Famiglietti, “Hackers, Wikipedians, and Consumers: The Political Economies of the Wikimedia constellation,” doc

Elaine Helen Ferneley, Ben Light, and Gordon Fletcher, “Access All Areas?: The Evolution of SingStar from the PS2 to PS3 Platform,” doc

Niels Ole Finnemann, “The internet and the emergence of a new matrix of media. The co-evolution of “old” and “new” media.,” doc

Cedric Fluckiger, “Teens and weblogs network. An online community emerging from a teenage gang,” doc

Mikkel Flyverbom, “Studying global networks – a relational, agnostic and practice-oriented approach,” doc

Marcus Foth, Christine Satchell, Margot Brereton, and Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, “Internet Technology and Urban Sustainability,” pdf


Heljä Franssila and Petri Mannonen, “Affordances of Web 2.0 in supporting shared situation awareness in distributed process control communities,” doc

Deen Freelon, Mitsuharu Watanabe, Laura Busch, and Akira Kawabata, “Good Faith in the Digital Age: Controversy and Ideology in Online Deliberation,” pdf

Radhika Gajjala, “Travelling identities and practices: Locating Digital Networks,” pdf

Fernando do Nascimento Gonsalves, Camila Baretto, and Karina Passos, “Media activism networking in Brazil: the emergence of new sociabilities and forms of resistance in the internet,” doc

David Gurzick, Wayne G. Lutters, and Lee Boot, “Rethinking recruitment for adolescent online communities,” pdf

Helle Kannik Haastrup, “Communicating Film Culture on the Internet – participatory Culture and Community Cross-Media,” doc

Germaine Halegoua, “Web 2.0 and Institutionalized Spaces: The Museum Community as Case Study,” doc

Darren R. Hardy, “Discovering behavioral patterns in collective authorship of place-based information,” pdf

Trevor S. Harvey, “Remixes, Cadavres, and Virtual Rock Bands: Forming Community through Musical Collaboration,” pdf

Caroline Haythornthwaite, “Community Cohesion & Connectivity,” doc

Simone Heidbrink, “”Religious Communities in Virtual Space”,” pdf

Ellen Johanna Helsper and William Dutton, “Global Research on Digital Engagement,” pdf

Ellen Johanna Helsper and William Dutton, “Global Research on Digital Engagement,” pdf

Ken Hillis, Jillana Enteen, and Michael Petit, “Google You, Google Me: The Cultural Politics of Internet Search,” pdf

Jon Hoem, “Spatial webpublishing and bricolage,” pdf

Kim Holmberg and Isto Huvila , “Social capital in Second Life,” rtf

Courtenay Honeycutt and Daniel Cunliffe, “(Re)creating Welsh-speaking communities in Facebook: An initial investigation,” pdf

Yu-li Hsieh, Kelly Quinn, Yu-kei Tse, Margaret E.C. Griffith, Ishani Mukherjee, and Zachary Benjamin, “Beyond Offline versus Online: Exploring Effects of Technology Convergence on The Formation of Identity and Virtual Community,” pdf

Sal Humphreys and Axel Bruns, “Collaborative Local Content Creation through edgeX: An Evaluation,” pdf

Nina B Huntemann, Mia Consalvo, Matthew Thomas Payne, and Dmitri Williams, “Get in the Game: Innovations in Ethnographic Game Research,” pdf

Tim Roger Benjamin Hutchings, “Conflict in the Online Church: Power, Authority and Vision in Christian Communities,” doc

Lizzie Helen Jackson, “Adventure Rock and the BBC’s social media strategy for children,” pdf

Tom J. Johnson, Shannon L. Bichard, and Weiwu Zhang, “Communication Communities or “Ghettos?”: A Path Analysis Model Examining Factors that Explain Selective Exposure to Blogs,” pdf

Christopher Richard Jones, Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Caroline Haythornthwaite, and Etienne Wenger, “Rethinking Networks, Communities and Learning,” pdf

Sigrid Jones, “Flickr Central: photosharing in current netculture,” pdf

Veronika Kalmus, Andra Siibak, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, and Pille Runnel, “Conforming communities vs. creative individuals: Are there alternatives to social networking communes?,” pdf

Tingyu Kang, “Homeland Re-territorialized: revisiting the role of place, territory, and landscape in the formation of diasporic identity in the digital age,” doc

Nan Ke, “Ethnic Online Community: Navigate Life for Sojourning Chinese in the United States?,” doc

Michael Keren, “Opinion Leaders in Blogging Communities,” pdf

Brian W. King, “Your space or mine? Language and sexual spatialisation online,” doc

Lisbeth Klastrup, “Web 2.0 politics – when does it work?,” txt

Dai Kojima, “”Bitch, please!”: Understanding identity, violence and participation in an online video blog community,” doc

Arne Haskjold Krumsvik, “Ambivalence Towards Online Communities in Mainstream News Media,” pdf


Sean Lawson, “From Network Society to Network-Centric Warfare: Articulating Theories of Information-Age Warfare in the U.S. Military,” pdf

hangwoo lee, “Informational Self-Determination in Korea,” doc

Vilma Lehtinen and Vesa Luusua, “Stalking on a Second Level,” doc

Arja Lemmetyinen and Frank M. Go, “Cruise Baltic Web Site Story. A network of destinations branding online – what makes it challenging?,” doc

HAN-TENG LIAO, “A Webometric Comparison of Chinese Wikipedia and Baidu Baike and its Implications for Understanding the Chinese-speaking Internet,” pdf

Leah A Lievrouw, “Mediation, New Media, and Communication Theory,” doc

M. Beatrice Maria Ligorio and Roberto Cordeschi, “Blended teaching to foster blended community,” doc

M. Beatrice Maria Ligorio & Paola F. Spadaro, “Activity and Actions as Networks: a Mixed Method Proposal to Study Asynchronous Interactions,” doc

Stine Lomborg, “Rethinking cognition: towards a socio-cognitive approach to studying new media,” pdf

Eileen Luebcke, “The Non-Exclusive Linkage of Culture in Videoconferences: An Analysis of Intercultural,” pdf

Maren Luebcke, “In line or Out of Control? A general Research Framework to Analyse Threaded-Based Discussion Groups,” pdf

Marika Lüders, “Collaborative storytelling in Talhonia: exploring crucial constructs for use,” doc


Annette Markham, Elizabeth A Buchanan, and Charles M Ess, “The US Institutional Review Board and Online Research Ethics,” doc

Igor Matic, “Internet Usage Among Foreing Students in the New York City: Re-definition of Space and Self-identity in the Virtual Space,” pdf

Daniela de Carvalho Matielo and Ana Waksberg Guerrini, “Digital inclusion and Web 2.0: experiences of Brazilian CTCs,” pdf

Frans Mäyrä, “Play in the Mobile Internet: Towards Contextual Gaming,” pdf

Mark McGuire, “Behind the fa?ade: regulation and control in physical and virtual communities,” rtf

Ericka Menchen Trevino, “Peer monitoring in everyday life: the case of a social bookmarking web site,” pdf

Sharon Melissa Meraz, “Online Community and Civic Engagement in Social Media News Aggregators,” doc

Nick Montfort and Scott Rettberg, “Implementation, Frequency, and ppg256 Reading,” pdf

Aimée Hope Morrison, “Make yourself at home: private life and public community in blog diaries,” doc

Torill Elvira Mortensen, “Breaking out of the game: Role-playing across online platforms,” doc

Torill Elvira Mortensen, Luca Rossi, Kristine Jørgensen, René Glas, and Thiago Falcão, “Beyond Gaming: Social uses of multi-user games,” doc

Vicki Ann Moulder and Jim Bizzocchi Bizzocchi, “Transcoding Place,” pdf

Timme Bisgaard Munk, “Why Wikipedia: Self-efficacy and self-esteem in a knowledge-political battle for an egalitarian epistemology,” pdf

Timme Bisgaard Munk, “Why Wikipedia: Self-efficacy, self-recognition and the lexical impulse in a knowledge-political battle for an egalitarian epistemology,” pdf

Karthika Muthukumaraswamy, “When the Media meets Crowds of Wisdom,” pdf

Thomas Nicolai, Lars Kirchhoff, Axel Bruns, Barry Saunders, and Jason Wilson, “Google Yourself! Measuring the performance of personalized information resources,” doc

Helen Nofrina, Vani Viswanathan, PeiQi Chen, Thanomwong Poorisat, and Benjamin H. Detenber, “Why Some Websites are More Credible than Others: Structural Attributes of Collaborative Websites as Credibility Cues,” doc

Gilda Olinto, “Everyday life Internet use in Brazil: technological and social conditionings.,” doc

Alejandra Ospina, Jennifer Cole, and Jason Nolan, “GimpGirl Grows Up: Women With Disabilities Rethinking, Redefining, and Reclaiming Community,” pdf

Ann-Charlotte Palmgren, “Today’s outfit in Swedish Fashion Weblogs – An ethnographical study of the online body,” pdf

Camille Paloque-Berges, “Internet as playful business : interactive hypertext in,” doc / rtf

Pat Parslow, Shirley Williams, Mike Evans, Karsten Øster Lundqvist, Rob Ashford, and Edwin Porter-Daniels, “eLearning Communities and spaces,” ocx

Christopher A Paul, “Welfare Epics?: The Rhetoric of Rewards in World of Warcraft,” doc

Matthew Payne and Brandon Bollom, “Operation Photoshop: The Self-Censorship of Images on U.S. Army Web Logs,” pdf

Celia Pearce, “Identity-as-Place: Trans-Ludic Identities in Mediated Play Communities–The Case of the Uru Diaspora,” pdf

Katy Elizabeth Pearce, “Explaining Internet Use in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia,” doc

Soeren Moerk Petersen, Andrew M. Cox, Sigrid Jones, Edgar Gómez, Larissa Hjorth, and Amparo Lasén, “The new role of digital images and photos online,” pdf

Thanomwong Poorisat, PeiQi Chen, Helen Nofrina, Vani Viswanathan, and Marko M Skoric, “Why Do We Trust Wikis? The Impact of Collaborative Cues on the Perceived Credibility of Websites,” docx

Michal Piotr Pregowski, “Netiquette is not dead – how propagated values and personal patterns redefine our online identity,” doc

Daphne Ruth Raban, “The Effect of Self-Presentation on the Quality of Answers in Q&A Sites,” pdf

Neil Randall, “Scenes of Play: The Board Game Online,” pdf

Raquel Recuero, “Appropriations of Fotolog as Social Network Site: a Brazilian Case Study,” doc

Asa Rosenberg, “A Cultural Sociological Approach to Second Life,” pdf

Jen Ross, “Traces of self: online reflective practices and performances in higher education,” pdf

Leonie Margaret Rutherford, “Rethinking the place of genre in young adult reading communities online,” doc

Megan J Sapnar, “The Creative Labor of Commercial Web Design: Community, Code, and the Cultural Production of Flash in the New Economy,” doc

Ralph Schroeder, “Research Instruments: Driving e-Science?,” doc

Eva Johanna Schweitzer, “Going Negative: Virtual Attacks on German Party Web Sites in State, National, and European Parliamentary Elections,” pdf

Limor Shifman and Mike Thelwall, “The World in a Grain of Sand: Virtual Memetics and Invisible Globalization in One Internet Joke,” doc

Andra Siibak, “Visual self-presentation on social networking sites. Discrepancies between the “ought” and the “real”,” doc

Judith Simon, “Epistemic (Web) Communities: How Social is Knowledge in the Age of the Internet?,” pdf

Tjarda Sixma, “Gorean role-play in Second Life,” doc

Jorgen Skageby, “Forum, function and friction – online functionality discussions and conflict coordination,” pdf

Johnny Hartz Soraker, “The relative value of virtual relationships: A critique of objective measures of quality of life in virtual communities,” pdf

Jesper Taekke, “Organization in space and place,” pdf

Tang Tang, “Understanding User Exposure to the Internet: An Empirical Integration,” pdf

Claire Louise Taylor, “Latin American Cyberculture and Cybercommunities,” doc

Panayiota Tsatsou, “Digital divides in Greece: the role of everyday culture and decision-making in the field: A quantitative study,” pdf

Katrien Van Cleemput, “Authenticity and Subcultural Style in Adolescents’ Self-presentation on Social Network Sites.,” pdf

Martin A.L.C. van der Linden, “Tokyo, a transitional city of people networks,” pdf

Mariek Vanden Abeele, “Never alone? Symbolic proximity through instant messengers,” doc

Gina K Walejko and Thomas B Ksiazek, “Blogging from the Niches: The Sourcing Patterns of Political and Science Bloggers,” pdf

Gina K Walejko and Thomas B. Ksiazek, “Blogging from the Niches: The Sourcing Patterns of Political and Science Bloggers,” doc

Shaojung Sharon Wang and Junhao Hong, “The Role and Function of Blogs in China’s Social Transformation: The Battle between the Government and the Public,” pdf

Shirley Williams, Karsten Lundqvist, Robert Ashton, Michael Evans, Patrick Parslow, and Edwin Porter-Daniels, “Developing Community via the RedGloo Learning Landscape,” doc

Elijah L Wright, Jason Nolan, Shelia R. Cotten, and Alexandra Bal, “Is this the Diamond Age? Exploring competing goals for the OLPC project.,” pdf

Alyson Young and Anabel Quan-Haase, “Examining information revelation and Internet privacy concerns in social network sites: A case study of Facebook.,” pdf

Kirsty Ann Young, “Identity creation and socialisation: Experiences of active online social network users,” doc

Elaine Yuan, “Setting ‘alternative agenda’? — the use of Electronic Bulletin Boards in the virtual “Public Sphere” in China.,” doc

Huma Yusuf, “Discursive City: Negotiating Violence in Karachi,” doc

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