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Cover; Digital Dialogues and Community 2.0: After avatars, trolls and puppets; Copyright; Contents; List of tables and boxes; Tables; Boxes; List of abbreviations; About the contributors; Introduction: new imaginings; Communication and community; From MySpace to OurSpace; Notes; Part 1 Communities, Exiles and Resistance; 1 The inevitable exile: a missing link in online community discourse; Place is the thing; Panoptical temptation; Reincarnation as networked norm; Forgiveness not permission; Culture jammer or parasite?; I've got you under my skin; Permaban and punish.
Legibility and responsibilityEvery tool is a weapon if you hold it right; Notes; 2 Call it hyper activism: politicising the online Arab public sphere and the quest for authenticity and relevance; From blogging to YouTube: politicising the internet; From call-in programs to online comments: participatory culture; Notes; 3 What's in a name? Digital resources and resistance at the global periphery; Resistance and the nation state; SouthAfrica.com; NewZealand.com; Tuvalu and .tv; .md: who represents Moldova?; What's in a domain (name)?; Cautions and conflicts: .tp and Timorese independence; Notes.
4 I have seen the future, and it ringsMobile phones and social change; Day-to-day use of mobile phones; Conclusion; Notes; Part 2 Structures for Sharing; 5 Strangers in the swarm; The history of file sharing; Bit Torrent; Identities in the swarm; The future; Notes; 6 Status (update) anxiety: social networking, Facebook and community; It's all about me; Watching the self (being watched); Notes; 7 Becoming Mireila: a virtual ethnography through the eyes of an avatar; Entry; Stripping Mireila; Feeders; Self; Notes; 8 Taste is the enemy of creativity: disability, YouTube and a new language1.
Disability is a social constructionLessons from Picasso; Digital disability; Notes; Part 3 Professions, Production, Consumptions; 9 The sound of a librarian: the politics and potential of podcasting in difficult times; iPod studies; Why should librarians use podcasts?; Questions of quality; Notes; 10 The invisible (wo)man; Introducing Nazlin; Endings; Notes; 11 The impact of the video-equipped DSLR; The video DSLR; A community of video cinematographers; The future; Notes; 12 Why media literacy is transformative of the Irish education system: a statement in advocacy; New literacies.
Managing disadvantageMultiliteracy for an Information Age; Notes; 13 YouTube Academy; Doing 'everything' with YouTube; Broadcasting academics; Notes; Part 4 Fandom, Consumption and Community; 14 Live fast, die young, become immortal; Prescience; Mediated grief; Living digital death; Notes; 15 All we hear is Lady-o Gaga: Popular Culture 2.0; Music; Gender and fashion; Fandom; Notes; 16 Copyright and couture: the Comme il Faut experience; Intellectual property: copyrighting couture; Online retailers and the long tail of e-commerce; Fashion and failure; Comme il Faut couture; Notes.
17 When community becomes a commodity.
Digital Dialogue and Community 2.0: After avatars, trolls and puppets explores the communities that use digital platforms, portals, and applications from daily life to build relationships beyond geographical locality and family links. The book provides detailed analyses of how technology realigns the boundaries between connection, consciousness and community. This book reveals that alongside every engaged, nurturing and supportive group are those who are excluded, marginalised, ridiculed, or forgotten. It explores the argument that community is not an inevitable result of communication. Follow.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-290) and index.