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Pre-Conference and Graduate Student Workshop

Thu, Jul 31 - 8:00am - 5:00pm, Location: MIT, Sidney-Pacific Graduate Community Building

Business Meeting

Mon, Aug 4 - 1:30pm - 2:10pm, Building: Hilton Boston Back Bay


Sun, Aug 3 – 6:30-8:30pm, Location: Lucky Strike Lanes

Paper Session. Sociology of Communications and IT

Mon, Aug 4 - 8:30am - 10:10am, Building: Hilton Boston Back Bay

Session Organizer: Keith N. Hampton (University of Pennsylvania)

Session Participants:

  • A Typology of Social Networking Site Users: >From Samplers to Connoisseurs
  • Eszter Hargittai (Northwestern University)
  • Finding social roles in Wikipedia
  • Howard T. Welser (Ohio University), Gueorgi Kossinets (Cornell University), Marc A. Smith (Microsoft Research), Dan Cosley (Cornell University)
  • Teen Adoption of MySpace and IM: Inner-City versus Suburban Differences
  • Shanyang Zhao (Temple University)
  • Who's Watching Whom? A Fieldstudy of Interactive Technology & Surveillance
  • Lee Humphreys (Cornell University)
  • James Bond, Peter Pan, and "A Sticky Night of Love": Irony and Masculinities in Amateur Animated Videos
  • Lori Kendall (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Paper Session. Communication and Society

Mon, Aug 4 - 10:30am - 12:10pm, Building: Hilton Boston Back Bay

Organizer: Keith N. Hampton (University of Pennsylvania)

Session Participants:

  • A Longitudinal Study on Internet Connectivity and Participation Hypothesis on Community Participation and Attachment
  • Gustavo S. Mesch (University of Haifa)
  • Does Distance Matter in the Age of the Internet: Are Cities Losing Their Comparative Advantage?
  • Diana Mok (University of Western Ontario), Barry Wellman (University of Toronto), Juan-Antonio Carrasco (University of Concepcion, Chile)
  • Social networks, social capital, and IT use in communities: community groups in Manchester, England
  • Kate Williams (University of Illinois)
  • Internet Use and Collective Efficacy in Disadvantaged Communities: A Naturalistic Experiment
  • Keith N. Hampton (University of Pennsylvania)


Mon, Aug 4 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm, Building: Hilton Boston Back Bay

Organizer: Lee Humphreys (Cornell University)

Table 01: Online Communities and Networks

  • Net, Jet, and All That: Spinning Glocalized Networks in Chinese Canadian Businesses
  • Wenhong Chen (Duke University), Barry Wellman (University of Toronto)
  • The Secrets of Access: Which social roles are Read Magnets in Usenet newsgroups?
  • Marc A. Smith (Microsoft Research), Eric Gleave (University of Washington), Tammara Combs Turner (Microsoft Research)
  • Category Spanning: Status Transfer across Categorical Boundaries in an Online Marketplace for Services
  • Ming De Leung (Stanford University)

Table 02: International News & Technology Policy

  • "Elections" or "Selections" ? Blogging the Nigerian 2007 General Elections
  • Presley Ifukor (University of Osnabrueck)
  • ICTs for Gender and Development in Africa: A Postcolonial Analysis
  • Christobel Asiedu (Louisiana Tech University)
  • Software Politics: Digital Inclusion and Alternatives to Neoliberalism in Brazil
  • Sara Schoonmaker (University of Redlands)
  • Networks of Practice as Heterogeneous Actor-Networks
  • Yuri Takhteyev (University of California-Berkeley)
  • Solidarity Trumps Catastrophe? An Empirical and Theoretical Analysis of Post-Tsunami Media in Two Western Nations
  • John Barnshaw (University of Delaware), Lynn Ann Letukas (University of Delaware), Anna Oloffson (Mid Sweden University)

Table 03: Exploring Internet Use

  • Internet Use and Gender, Race and Class: The Digital Divide in the Era of Youtube and Facebook
  • Zeynep Tufekci (University of Maryland-Baltimore County), Shelia R. Cotten (University of Alabama at Birmingham), Elizabeth Flow-Delwiche (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
  • Ethnic Differences in the Digital Divide: The role of Religiosity and Attitudes to Technology
  • Gustavo S. Mesch (University of Haifa)
  • Leveling the Playing Field: Activists' Differential Use of the Internet and the Implications for Social Movements
  • Deana Rohlinger (Florida State University), Jordan Brown (Florida State University), Lisa Munson Weinberg (Florida State University)
  • The Rhetorical Construction of Community in an Online Activist Organization
  • Marc A. Eaton (University of Colorado)

Table 04: Media, Identity, & Social Interaction

  • Nonymous Identity Construction on Facebook
  • Shanyang Zhao (Temple University), Sherri L. Grasmuck (Temple University), Jason Martin (Temple University)
  • Internet as experience technology or social technology?
  • Meng-Hao Li (YuanZe University), Shu-Fen Tseng (Yuan-Ze University)
  • Mind, Memory and Identity: Technology Advertising and the Technological Project of Self
  • Johanna Pabst (Boston College)
  • Big Days: Web posters use of celebratory and holiday images
  • Keith R. Johnson (Oakton Community College)
  • Search and the City: Understanding the Use of WiFi Networks
  • Laura Forlano (Columbia University)

Table 05: Gender & Health in Media

  • Young Men who Have Sex with Men’s Use and Perceptions of the Internet for Sexual Information and Partners
  • Katrina Kubicek (Childrens Hospital Los Angeles), Bryce McDavitt (Childrens Hospital Los Angeles), Julie Carpineto (Childrens Hospital Los Angeles), George Weiss (Childrens Hospital Los Angeles), Michele D. Kipke (Childrens Hospital Los Angeles)
  • Coping in Pink: Representations of Breast Cancer Support and Survivorship in Women's Magazines
  • Gayle A. Sulik (Texas Woman's University), Amber Elizabeth Deane (Texas State University)
  • A Baby Story as a Source of Information about Childbirth: The Messages and Their Implications
  • Alicia J. VandeVusse (University of Chicago)
  • Real Girls Don't: What everybody knows about gender-swapping in MMOGs and erasing virtual gender deviance
  • E. Cabell Hankinson Gathman (University of Wisconsin-Madison)