Internet Policies and Issues. Volume 9


B.G. Kutais (Editor)

Series: Internet Policies and Issues
BISAC: COM060000

This book is part of a series exploring the dynamic universe of the Internet in the 21st century. Collected here are papers discussing a wide range of topics and issues impacting and relating to the Internet, such as the proliferation of online support groups for HIV/AIDs patients; dissociation in the virtual world; the Internet and entrepreneurship in Poland; Internet domain name problems; designing effective Internet policies; virtual learning and classroom sites and the role of the Internet in citizen science.

(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Exploring How Online Support Groups Empower Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS: Analysis of Messages Posted to HIV/AIDS Online Support Groups;pp. 1-35
(Phoenix K. H. Mo, Neil Coulson, Department of Psychology, Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom, and others)

Talking-Listening vs. Writing-Reading: Comparisons between Professionally Led Face to Face Cancer Support Groups to Online Professionally Led Cancer Support Groups;pp. 37-55
(Morton A. Lieberman, University of California, San Francisco, California)

Time Out of Mind: Dissociation in the Virtual World;pp. 57-73
(Ellen L. K. Toronto, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)

Towards Symbiosis between the Scientific Community and the Internet with Peer Review as One of the Core Scientific Processes;pp. 75-91
(Josep Lluis de la Rosa, Boleslaw Szymanski, EASY Innovation TECNIO Center, University of Girona, Girona, Catalonia (EU), Spain, and others)

E-Entrepreneurship: Anatomy of Phenomena and State in Poland;pp. 93-112
(Miroslaw Moroz, Wroclaw University of Economics, Wroclaw, Poland)

Internet Domain Name Problems: ICANN to the Rescue?;pp. 113-128
(Samuel Otim, Department of Finance & Supply Chain Management, College of Business, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington, USA)

Designing Effective Internet Policies: The Need to Identify the Multidimensional Factors;pp. 129-141
(María Rosalía Vicente, Ana Jesús López, Applied Economics, University of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain)

Virtual Learning Environment and Virtual Classroom Site: An Example for Written Communication Lesson in French as a Foreign Language;pp. 143-160
(Veda Aslim-Yetis, Education Faculty, Anatolian University, Eskiºehir, Turkey)

Seeking Information about Crime through the Internet and Maintaining Public Spaces;pp. 161-170
(Kaichiro Furutani, Mitsuhiro Ura, Faculty of Contemporary Culture, Hijiyama University, Hiroshima, Japan, and others)

The Role of the Internet in Citizen Science;pp. 171-211
(Pawel Sobkowicz, Warsaw, Poland)

Cultural and Ethical Issues in Using the Internet in Education;pp. 213-244
(Bibi Eshrat Zamani, Seid Amin Azimi, University of Isfahan, Iran)


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