Mateescu [Abstract]

Introduction: Life in the Web    [Full text]

Oana Mateescu  [1]

Abstract: The article serves as an introduction to the current journal issue on Online Lives. It discusses and connects the research papers here under three different rubrics:  the hopes and fears raised by a world where information is inescapable, the potential and risk of online identities and, finally, the forms of knowledge and participation that define the current architecture of a Web dominated by user-generated content.

Keywords: Information, identity, sociality, network, Web, new media

[1] Anthropology and History, University of Michigan,