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dc.contributor.author Kling, Rob
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-07T15:39:25Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-07T15:39:25Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/1803
dc.description.abstract Within the last five years, many sociologists have discovered electronic mail (e-mail) discussion lists (such as LISTSERVs) and the World Wide Web (WWW)-- services, that are associated with a network of computer networks popularly referred to as "the Internet." Over the last twenty years, academics in certain disciplines, especially the lab sciences, have found computer networking to be a viable means for sharing data, organizing professionals discussions, keeping in touch with colleagues, and distributing documents, such as conference programs, preprints, and syllabi. Within the last five years, many sociologists have discovered electronic mail (e-mail) discussion lists (such as LISTSERVs) and the World Wide Web (WWW)-- services, that are associated with a network of computer networks popularly referred to as "the Internet." Over the last twenty years, academics in certain disciplines, especially the lab sciences, have found computer networking to be a viable means for sharing data, organizing professionals discussions, keeping in touch with colleagues, and distributing documents, such as conference programs, preprints, and syllabi. This brief article has the unmodest ambition of explaining to sociologists why they should take the Internet seriously as a medium of professional communication, and why some sociologists should be specially interested in the Internet (or other computer networks) as social spaces in which to study shifting social relationships in our society. Part I may be specially useful to sociologists who have relatively limited experience with Internet services. Part II discusses sociological uses of the Internet to support research, teaching, and professional communication that could interest readers with significant Internet experiences. en
dc.description.sponsorship Indiana University en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP-97-02 en
dc.relation.isversionof Kling, R. (1997). The Internet for sociologists. Contemporary Sociology-a Journal of Reviews, 26(4), 434-444. en
dc.subject social informatics en
dc.subject listserv en
dc.subject discussion list en
dc.subject WWW en
dc.subject search en
dc.subject electronic journal en
dc.title The Internet for Sociologists en
dc.type Working Paper en


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