Social Networking Sites — eye-opening issue of the Journal for Computer-Mediated Communications

danah boyd, radical social scientist par excellence, sez, "It gives me unquantifiable amounts of joy to announce that the Journal for Computer-Mediated Communication special theme issue on 'Social Network Sites' is now completely birthed. It was a long and intense labor, but all eight newborn articles are doing just fine and the new mommies are as proud as could be. So please, join us in our celebration by heading on over to the JCMC and snuggling up to an article or two. The more you love them, the more they'll prosper!"

– "Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship" by danah boyd and Nicole Ellison
– "Signals in Social Supernets" by Judith Donath
– "Social Network Profiles as Taste Performances" by Hugo Liu
– "Whose Space? Differences Among Users and Non-Users of Social Network Sites" by Eszter Hargittai
– "Cying for Me, Cying for Us: Relational Dialectics in a Korean Social Network Site" by Kyung-Hee Kim and Haejin Yun
– "Public Discourse, Community Concerns, and Civic Engagement: Exploring Black Social Networking Traditions on" by Dara Byrne
– "Mobile Social Networks and Social Practice: A Case Study of Dodgeball" by Lee Humphreys
– "Publicly Private and Privately Public: Social Networking on YouTube" by Patricia Lange


(Thanks, danah!)