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By David Canter | Published: November 19, 2012
With the exponential expansion even over the last few months of Web 2.0 it is important for social scientists to get a grip on the wide-reaching implications of these developments.
By Social Science Bites | Published: July 2, 2012
How are children using the Internet? How is it affecting them? Sonia Livingstone, who has overseen a major study of children’s behaviour online discusses these issues with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast.
By David Canter | Published: June 11, 2012
Letters to the newspapers from killers and other criminals are as old as newspapers, but there is something about the immediacy and anonymity of the internet and its ability to grab attention from a great mass of people who may not have a voice that will be listened to by authority that encourages its villainous use.
By SAGE | Published: May 4, 2011
The nature of internet-based sex offenses is examined in a recent study by Peter Briggs, Walter T. Simon and Stacey Simonsen, published in the March 2011 issue of Sexual Abuse. The authors explore the possibility that the internet has created an entirely new type of sex offender. The study looks at 51 people convicted of an [...]
By American Anthropological Association (AAA) | Published: April 11, 2011
In “The Place of the Internet in Anthropology” (in the March 2011 issue of Anthropology News), UCLA PhD student Adam Fish addresses the popular myth of the internet as both intangible and globally unifying. Fish states that while “internet hardware, software and protocols simulate a global village’s structure,” most people fail to take advantage of the [...]