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Suburban Internet Studies

January 22, 2009

= study of the local impact of the internet in suburbs

by John Postill
via p2p foundation wiki

The two main suburban Internet studies to date to discuss residential sociality and banal activism provide useful entry points but are marred by their adherence to the community/network paradigm. The better known study was conducted by Keith Hampton in the Toronto suburb of ‘Netville’ (a pseudonym) in 1997-1999. Hampton combined survey research with participant observation in this new ‘wired-up’ locality to study the impact of the Internet on ‘local community’ (Hampton and Wellman 2003).

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