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Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology

Robert Kraut, Malcolm Brynin, and Sara Kiesler


During the past decade, technology has become more pervasive, encroaching more and more on our lives. Computers, cell phones, and the internet have an enormous influence not only on how we function at work, but also on how we communicate and interact outside the office. Researchers have been documenting the effect that these types of technology have on individuals, families, and other social groups. Their work addresses questions that relate to how people use computers, cell phones, and the internet, how they integrate their use of new technology into daily routines, and how family function, s ... More

Keywords: technology, computers, cell phones, internet, daily routines, family function, social relationships, education, socialization, ICT

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195312805
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312805.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Kraut, editor
Carnegie Mellon University

Malcolm Brynin, editor
University of Essex

Sara Kiesler, editor
Carnegie Mellon University

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Front Matter

I Information Technology and Social Change

4 Older People and New Technologies

Yoel Raban and Malcolm Brynin

6 Examining the Effect of Internet Use on Television Viewing

Robert Kraut, Sara Kiesler, Bonka Boneva, and Irina Shklovski

7 The Neutered Computer

Malcolm Brynin

II Technology in Context: Home, Family, and Community

9 Designing the Family Portal for Home Networking

Alladi Venkatesh, Steven Chen and Victor M. Gonzalez

10 Children's Privacy Online

Sonia Livingstone

11 Children's Home Internet Use

Linda A. Jackson, Alexander von Eye, F A. Biocca, Gretchen Barbatsis, Yong Zhao, and Hiram E. Fitzgerald

12 Social and Civic Participation in a Community Network

John M. Carroll, Mary Beth Rosson, Andrea Kavanaugh, Daniel Dunlap, Wendy Schafer, Jason Snook, and Philip Isenhour

III New Technology in Teenage Life

13 Teens on the Internet

Patricia M. Greenfield, Elisheva F. Gross, Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Lalita K. Suzuki, and Brendesha Tynes

14 Teenage Communication in the Instant Messaging Era

Bonka S. Boneva, Amy Quinn, Robert Kraut, Sara Kiesler, and Irina Shklovski

15 Control, Emancipation, and Status

Rich Ling and Brigitte Yttri

16 Intimate Connections

Mizuko Ito and Daisuke Okabe

IV The Internet and Social Relationships

17 The Internet and Social Interaction

Irina Shklovski, Sara Kiesler, and Robert Kraut

19 Considering the Interactions

Katelyn Y. A. Mckenna and Gwendolyn Seidman

20 Rhythms and Ties

Christian Licoppe and Zbigniew Smoreda