Continuing research...

Rebecca Handler (ST961416@PIP.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU)
Thu, 3 Oct 1996 11:21:15 -0400

I wish to thank all of the people who responded to my questions regarding
your professional use of the Internet. Several people wrote me, inquiring
as to why I limited my research to social and cultural anthropologists.
In response to those inquiries and suggestions, I have decided to expand
my research to include everyone from folklorists to archaeologists to
undergraduates (you get the picture!). Therefore, I am reposting my
questions, and would certainly appreciate all responses sent directly to
my email address...thank you!

Anthro-L is an example of computer-mediated communication for anthropologists.
I am researching the ways in which the anthropologist's use of the Internet
influences his/her work. Please respond to the following questions:

1) In addition to mailing lists like Anthro-L, to what extent do you use
the Internet as a media of communication and/or as the object of research?
(for example, email, newsgroups, online virtual communities)

2) Has the way(s) in which you use the Internet changed in the time you've
been using it? Please describe any changes.

3) In what ways, if any, does your use(s) of the Internet influence your

4) Would you please tell me a bit about yourself in regard to your age,\
gender, how long have you been in the field of anthropology, your
occupational status (including academic title) and your field of

Thank you very much!

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Rebecca Handler