Category: "cyberanthropology"


"Religion in Digital Games": Relaunch of Open Access journal "Online"

New special issue "Religion in Digital Games" - The interdisciplinary open access journal "Online. Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet" has just been relaunched and redesigned. more »


Visions of Students Today - More Digital Ethnography

Michael Wesch and his Digital Ethnography Research Team of 2011 has released Visions of Students Today: an exciting “video collage” about student life created by students themselves. The collage consists of a large number of vidoes that can be watche… more »


  22:41:27, by admin   . Categories: cyberanthropology, internet

Anthropologist: World of Warcraft can be good for your mental health

The anthropologist and his virtual research team in World of Warcraft. Photo: Colorado State University It's always refreshing when anthropologists challenge wideheld assumptions, for example about video- and onlinegames. Many video game studies focu… more »


The end of one-way communication - Anthropologists help news providers and advertisers

For the second time, Associated Press has engaged anthropologists in order to improve its services. The first research project, conducted by Context-Based Research Group, revealed that people - contrary to what AP believed - wanted more breadth and dept… more »


Exploring the honor culture of social media

How can businesses profit from social media? How does social media challenge what is regarded as "value" in the business world? Anthropologist Lene Pettersen discusses these and other questions in her paper "The impact of social media for business". L… more »


  19:31:26, by admin   . Categories: technology, Europe, media, cyberanthropology, internet

Digital Anthropology Report: Attitudes to technology = basis of future class divides

How do people in Britain use the internet? How do they behave online? The new Digital Anthropology Report. The Six Tribes of Homo Digitalis gives some answers. The British communication company Talk Talk sent researchers from the University of Kent i… more »


Dissertation: Why kids embrace Facebook and MySpace

After 30 months ethnographic fieldwork on Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites, danah boyd has finally completed her PhD-thesis and put it online. Although she is no anthropologist, she seems to have worked like an anthropologist. Her thes… more »


Ethnographic Study: Social Websites Important For Childhood Development

Many adults worry that children are wasting time online, texting, or playing video games. In the first in-depth ethnographic study of its kind, researchers of the Digital Youth Project found that the digital world is creating new opportunities for youth… more »

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