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The Internet in Everyday Life [Kindle Edition]

Caroline Haythornthwaite , Barry Wellman
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Book Description

The Internet in Everyday Life is the first book to systematically investigate how being online fits into people's everyday lives.



  • Opens up a new line of inquiry into the social effects of the Internet.

  • Focuses on how the Internet fits into everyday lives, rather than considering it as an alternate world.

  • Chapters are contributed by leading researchers in the area.

  • Studies are based on empirical data.

  • Talks about the reality of being online now, not hopes or fears about the future effects of the Internet.


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"Wellman is to be congratulated for pulling together a collection of excellent articles that will make a valuable contribution to empirically grounding discussions about the effects of the Internet on our everyday life experiences." Communication & Society

"Its breadth, depth and empiricism make for an immensely impressive collection which is likely to influence the field of internet studies for years to come" New Media and Society

"Work like that done in The Internet in Everyday Life is invaluable in helping us see and understand the technological world in which we are immersed. As such, it makes a major contribution to our discipline and our society." Contemporary Sociology

"A powerful collective statement both about the domestication of the Internet in everyday life and about the need for new kinds of questions and methodologies in the next generation of Internet studies." Social Forces

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"Wellman is to be congratulated for pulling together a collection of excellent articles that will make a valuable contribution to empirically grounding discussions about the effects of the Internet on our everyday life experiences." Communication & Society

"Its breadth, depth and empiricism make for an immensely impressive collection which is likely to influence the field of internet studies for years to come" New Media and Society

"Work like that done in The Internet in Everyday Life is invaluable in helping us see and understand the technological world in which we are immersed. As such, it makes a major contribution to our discipline and our society." Contemporary Sociology

"A powerful collective statement both about the domestication of the Internet in everyday life and about the need for new kinds of questions and methodologies in the next generation of Internet studies." Social Forces


Product Details

  • File Size: 9489 KB
  • Print Length: 622 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0631235086
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (November 30, 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000W25GJG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,192,024 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Fell below my expectations October 8, 2010
Format:Paperback
I had hopes for this book. I was expecting it to be like Don Norman's The Design of Everyday Things, but I was left disappointed. It is basically just a collection of papers, most of which are based on more concise version of papers that appeared in the American Behavioral Scientist 45(3), which is freely available to students and academics with the right privileges. It's a beyond being paid for on an individual basis, but I found my library's copies of Social Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications by Subhasish Dasgupta a more comprehensive edited work for the contemporary age of social networks on the Internet. If you're a student you can always get it by Inter-Library loan if your library doesn't have it, or ask your them to buy it as it's well worth reading - it is more up-to-date than this dated work, which is basically available online anyway.
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2 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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The comment on editor (using the reviewer's sacred space) is not out of place. Amazon has a different logic to treat people. In the previous incarnation amazon.com had an option for author's to comment. Now, I presume, it is turned into Guide.

amazon.co.uk and amazon.ca have differences in this regard, and in the ultimate this strategy (of sorts) hurts the authors, reviewers, commentators, etc.

Internet in Everyday Life is a kind of book that I could lay my hands, on the very day it appeared in the market.

--- Comments forthcoming --- I will be back soon and give a full picture of the book, its structure, approach and value for the every day life.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Shouldn't the editor identify himself in a review? February 21, 2003
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I'm sure this is a good book but I'd like to see truth in advertising!
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