ethnographic study of a USEnet newsgroup

Danny Yee (danny@ORTHANC.CS.SU.OZ.AU)
Fri, 17 Dec 1993 16:39:13 +1100

I'm planning on doing some analysis of a USEnet newsgroup, looking in
particular at the mechanisms of social "control", the creation of
personal authority and related matters.

Does anyone know of any existing anthrpological or sociological work on
USEnet newsgroups?

Danny Yee.

P.S. I was tempted to try formal analysis of the anthro-l mailing list
output, but that would be getting just a little too reflexive for my
liking :-)