A81. Rice, R.E.
(2005). Research agenda of the 2003 and
2004 conferences of the Association of Internet Researchers. The
Information Society, 21, 285-299.
summarizes prior reviews of new media and Internet research, and the
the term “Internet” in academic publications and online
newsgroups. It then uses semantic network analysis to summarize
the interests and concepts of an interdisciplinary group of Internet
researchers, as represented by session titles and paper titles and
from the 2003 and 2004 Association of Internet Researchers
conferences. In both years, the most frequent words
appearing in the paper abstracts included internet, online, community,
technology, and research. The 2003
papers emphasized topics such as the social analysis/research of
online/internet communication, community and information, with
coverage of access, individuals, groups, digital media, culture; role
process in e-organizations; and world development. The 2004
papers emphasized topics such as
access; news and social issues; the role of individuals in communities;
studies; usage data; and blogs, women and search policy, among others.
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