Departmental Papers (ASC)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2016

Publication Source

Communication and the Public

Volume

1

Issue

4

Start Page

486

Last Page

488

DOI

10.1177/2057047316681573

Abstract

Internet studies research often concentrates on mainstream platforms, practices, and users at the expense of people and technologies at the margin. This article introduces a collection of essays that addresses the gap in research, taking a number of different approaches. Indeed, arguing for a diverse and multi-faceted understanding of digital technologies can take a number of forms, including studying platforms that are incredibly common yet rarely investigated, looking at practices that fall outside the scope of mainstream communication research, and investigating communities that are non-Western, non-urban, and/or non-heteronormative. Research in these areas is crucial in developing a broader understanding of online platforms, and for expanding theoretical frameworks related to technology, media, and communication.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Lingel, J. (2017). The case for many internets. Communication and the Public, 1(4). Copyright © 2017 Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications

Keywords

internet studies, social media

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Date Posted: 12 July 2019

This document has been peer reviewed.