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Theories, Practices and Examples for Community and Social Informatics

INDEX

Academic research

Constraints, 88

Framing, 90

Academic-community research & collaboration, 95

Acute events, 48

Arab Spring, 48

Big data analysis, 57

Blogs. See SNS

Citizen journalism, 49

Clicktivism, 66

Collective action, 67, 70, 95

Collective memories, 53

Community

Concept of, xi, 3

Resilience via ICTs, xiv, 49

Shanty-town, slum, 131

Community Informatics, xi, 107, 135

Community-based research, xi, 87, 107

Convergence culture, 52

Crowdsourcing, 49

Design

Socio-technical, 91

Development Informatics, 145

Digital divide(s), xii, 56

Digital Doorway. See South Africa

Disaster, Emergency Response

Haiti, 53

Hurricane Katrina, 45

Queensland Floods, 50

Disruption, 127

Distance, 131

Domestication, xv, 21, 113

Elderly

Social construction of technology, xiii, 9, 19

Electronic emotions

History of, 121

Memories and, 116

Emotions

Mobile phone, and, See Mobile Phones

Extensibility, 145

Facebook, Twitter, 8, 48, 64

Influencers, 50

Rumour Management, 50

Fantasy and fetish, 142

Finland

Internet use, 1

Galaxy Zoo, 2

Help

ICT use as predictor, 3

ICTs

Disadvantage, 132

Domestication, xv, 21, 113

Extensibility, 145

Friends, and, 2, 116

One-medium bias, 67

Social interaction, 5, 112

Internet

Finnish Time Use Survey, 8

Networked individualism, 46

Proximate relations, 7, 15

Internet practices

Banality, 69

Internet Studies,

Meta-field, 45

ISTAT survey (Italy), 23

Italy

ICTs & older people, 19

Social movements & ICTs, 65

L’Aquila

Earthquake, 63

Re-appropriation of public spaces, 80

Self-organisation, 76

Spectacle of catastrophe, as, 82

Methodology

Big data analysis, 57

Case study, 81, 132

Collaborative, 87

Community-based research, xi, 87, 107

Dataset analysis, xiv, 50, 94

Digital storytelling, 93, 101

Double hermeneutic, 134

Ethnography, 71

Grounded Theory, 134

Qualitative, 56, 70

Sentiment analysis, 50, 57

Transdisciplinarity, 95

Mobile phones,

Critical approaches, 137

Disruption, 135

Emotions, 20, 53, 112, 142

Fantasy and fetish, 142

Legacy system, as, 113

Socio-technical arrangements, 135

Objectivation, 21

Older people, 4, 12, 20, 27

PatientsLikeMe, 98

Photographs, 47, 78, 116

Poverty,

South Africa, 138

SNS (Social Networking Services)

Alternative media, 65

Blogs, activists, 66, 80, 105

Collaborative curation & Grassroots heritage, 53

Criticism, 67

Different purposes in activism, 72

Forms of research, 47

Information spread, 47

Local dimension, 47

Multidisciplinary research, 45, 58

Privacy paradox, 47

Protest, 65

Re-appropriation of public spaces, and, 80

Social annotation, 53

Social activism, xiv, 65

Social bookmarking, 100

Social media, 100, 127

Social movements. See SNS

Social Networking Service. See SNS

South Africa

“Apartheid City” paradigm, 131

Digital Doorway Initiative, 129

Informal Settlements, 131

Surveillance, 66, 82

Technological affordances, xiv, 55

Technological determinism, xv, 20, 54

Telegrams, pneumatic tubes, 113

Telephone, fixed line, 117

Theory,

Domestication, 121

Electronic emotion, 121

Grounded Theory, 134

Internet Studies, xiv, 45

Social disorganisation, 138

Social representation, viii, 20

Socioemotional Selectivity Theory (SST), 27, 39

Structuration, 128

Time-space constructions, 136

Topology

Communications, 135

Theories, Practices and Examples for Community and Social Informatics

   by Tom Denison, Mauro Sarrica and Larry Stillman