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Socializing on the Internet: Case Study of Internet Use Among University Students in the United Arab Emirates

This paper analyzes socializing on the Internet and attitudes towards the Internet as a medium of social interaction among university students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It stems from a larger research project conducted at seven different institutions of higher education in the Abu Dhabi Emirate in Autumn 2009 through anonymous questionnaires. A total of 571 students (353 female, 183 male) participated in the survey. In this paper we present only a small portion of the data and focus on (1) the intensity and frequency of Internet use; (2) identity and gender hiding in the virtual environment; (3) meeting internet acquaintances in real life; and (4) attitudes towards the Internet as a medium for social interaction. Responses were cross-analyzed in light of the participants’ gender, age, and subjectively-perceived social status.

The 4th Annual Global Communication Association Conference

Oct 26, 2010 – Oct 29, 2010
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, The Pontifical University of John Paul II
Internet studies, social networks, cultural studies, communication studies, media studies, information and communication technology, education
Aug 15, 2010
Sokol, Dominika; Sisler, Vit , Socializing on the Internet: Case Study of Internet Use Among University Students in the United Arab Emirate. Global Media Journal, Volume 9, Issue 16, Spring 2010 abstract full text

The July 2010 Istanbul-Ankara Exchange

In an effort to further our commitment to promoting engagement and understanding, and the International Strategic Research Organization (USAK) are pleased to announce the July 2010 Istanbul-Anakra Exchange. The ten-day program July 19-29 will engage students and professionals from around the world in a multifaceted discussion of some of the key issues facing Turkey and the surrounding region.

Post-doc: Digital Literacies of Immigrant Youth for the Formation of Identity and Learning Networks

This project is focused on the analysis of the everyday digital literacy practices of Moroccan and Turkish immigrant youth in the Netherlands. While the past several years have seen an increasing amount of research on the digital literacy practices of youth, within and well beyond the Netherlands, relatively little of this work to date has focused on immigrant youth and their productions and interpretations of social media (e.g. web logs, Hyves, YouTube, texting, Twitter, gaming).

New Publication: The Muslim World and the Internet

The new issue of the Orient journal focuses on the Muslim world and the Internet, and contains different perspectives on issues related to political discourse, political activism and media-mediated authority in Islam. The journal, published by the Deutsche Orient-Stiftung and the Deutsches Orient-Institut, is available online.

Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora in the Digital Age

Two HASTAC Scholars: Anne Cong-Huyen and Edward Gonzalez-Tennant have hosted a discussion forum on Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora in the Digital Age. The forum should explore the reproduction and (re)configurations of race, ethnicity, and diaspora in digital spaces, including social networks, video games and virtual spaces.
Hashem, Mahboub E., Impact and Implications of New Information Technology on Middle Eastern Youth. Global Media Journal, vol. 8, no. 14, Spring 2009 abstract full text

The Facebook Revolution in Egypt

Social media had been expanding in waves across Egypt. But then came the April 6th showdown between the Facebook activists and the Egyptian government and Egypt’s electronic revolution may have crossed a critical point. David M. Faris explains.
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