IR 7.0 – Internet Convergences (2006)

In 2006 the AoIR conference traveled to southern hemisphere for the first time, and was held in Brisbane Australia. Organised by Axel Bruns (Conference Chair) and Fay Sudweeks (Program Chair), this conference has the theme of Internet Convergences. 250 + delegates, including some 200 presenters made the trip from near and far to sunny Brisbane.

John Hartley
Guo Liang

Kevin Lim’s interviews at the closing reception

Conference Photos

Archived papers

The following papers were submitted as part of the Internet Research 7.0 conference held in Brisbane in September of 2006. If you presented at the conference and would like your paper to appear here, you may send it to for assistance.

Peter Adams, “The complexity of the purchase decision: a barrier to broadband adoption for mainstream consumers,” pdf

Greg Adamson, “Combining perspectives to understand the Internet,” html

Slavka Antonova, “Deconstructing an experiment in global Internet governance: the ICANN case,” pdf

P. Bellaby, S. Lindsay, S. Smith, and F. Bell, “Can ICT empower the multiply deprived? Older men and women with heart disease,” pdf

Leo Berkeley, “Situating machinima in the new mediascape,” pdf

Lyn Brodie, “Problem based learning in the online environments: Successfully using student diversity and e-education,” pdf

Kathleen Burnett, “When small worlds don’t overlap, or why aren’t latinas participating in the U.S. information technology workforce?” pdf

Mark Freeman, “Perceptions of the ordering process of online grocery stores,” pdf

Christian Fuchs, “The internet as a self-organizing socio-technological system,” pdf

Christian Fuchs, “Transnational Space and the ‘Network Society,’” pdf

Susan Gallacher, “Technopagans: hybrid identities on the net,” html

John Gochenouer and Gerald Toland, “A Cohort Study of Fraudulent and Unethical Internet Auctions,” pdf

Terri He, “Hybridity Online: observing and representing the cybercommunity of Spiteful Tots,” pdf

Samantha Henderson, “The Role of Incentives in the Success and Longevity of Two Australian Online Communities,” pdf

A. Henriksson, Y. Yi, B. Frost, & M. Middleton, “Evaluation instrument for e-government websites,” pdf

Sam Hinton, “The reconstruction of AARNet: cultural circuits in Internet history,” pdf

Chiung-wen (Julia) Hsu, “Uses and gratification or addiction: Research on online photo album users in Taiwan,” html

Sal Humphreys, “Terms Of Access,” pdf

Margaret Jackson & Julian Ligertwood, “Small Business: Issues of Identity Management, Privacy and Security,” pdf

Kylie Jarrett, “Convergence But Divergence: Lessons from teaching new media in Singapore,” html

Q. Jones, C. Borcea, S. R. Hiltz, C. Manikopoulus, & B. Amento, “Urban Enclave Location-Aware Social Computing,” pdf

Akira Kawabata & Mitsuharu Watanabe, “Communication gap between believers and non-believers in religion,” pdf

Seth Keen, “Net-vlog: What is a networked videoblog?,” pdf

Marjorie Kibby, “Radio that Listens to Me,” pdf

Arne Krokan, “Blurring the borders: effects of convergence in the scandinavian media sector,” pdf

Hangwoo Lee & Seokryu Heu, “Online Discussion: Deliberative Democracy or Agonistic Pluralism?” html

Linda Leung, “The forgotten ‘have-nots’: refugees and the legacy of techno-utopianism,” pdf

Kevin Lim, “Building Social Capital for Online Youths: A Singapore Case Study,” pdf

Marika Lüders, “Converging forms of communication? Interpersonal and mass mediated expressions in digital environments,” pdf

Jonathan Marshall, “Chaos and Information Technology,” pdf

Mark McLelland, “‘Race’ on the Japanese Internet: Discussing Korea and Koreans on ‘2-channeru,’” pdf

Adrian Miles, “Old Media Avatars (or how to keep the baby with the bathwater),” pdf

Kate Mirandilla & Ma. Rose San Pascal, “E-Government for Development,” pdf

Gustavo Navarro & Toni Samek, Culture capture in Latin America & the Caribbean: Raecpedia in action,” pdf

Joao Negreiros, “SAKWeb – Spatial Autocorrelation and Kriging Web Service (Part II),” pdf

Rivka Niesten & Roland Sussex, “The Formation and Negotiation of Personal Identity in Internet Chat,” pdf, appendix: pdf

Annakarin Nyberg, “Information technology in everyday life and the importance of friction,” html

Dave Oliver & Celia Romm Livermore, “Grocery shopping: down the virtual aisle,” pdf

Erika Pearson, “Forecasts or fallacies? Two issues for futures research online,” pdf

Julian Pinder, “Literary Networking: The Role of the Internet in Generating New Convergences and Fragmentations in Literary Crea… ,” pdf

Ann Porter & Sisira Edirippulige, “Parents of deaf children seeking information on the Internet: an Australian case study,” pdf

Brett Rolfe, “The Impact of Web 2.0 on Social Activism,” pdf

Erkan Saka, “Blogging as a research tool for ethnographic fieldwork,” pdf

Yukari Seko, “Analyzing Online Suicidal Murmurs,” pdf, Appendix A: pdf, Appendix B: pdf

Rajiv Shah & Jay Kesan, “Setting Policy With Software Defaults,” pdf

Darren Sharp, “Hacking the ‘Internet of Things,’” html

Supriya Singh & Jenine Beekhuyzen, “The Bank and I: Privacy, Security and Internet Banking,” pdf

Sarah Stewart & Richard Wootton, “The Internet: a tool for providing mentoring and clinical support for midwives,” pdf

Manimegalai Subramaniam, “Defining IT & Classifying the ITWF: The Challenge,” pdf

Tim Walters, “Internet use and social change in the United Arab Emirates,” pdf

Oscar Westlund, “Beyond time and space –Mobile Internet News Users (MINU) in Sweden,” pdf

Elin Wihlborg, “E-governance in practice – challenges for efficiency and democracy through leadership and responsibility,” pdf

Myongho Yi, “Ontology as a Technology of Convergence: Developing a Classification of the ITWF Using Topic Maps,” pdf

Seunghyun Yoo, “Online community and community capacity: An illustration of community and capacity development online,” pdf

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