The insights of an online ethnography

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My research indicates that the people who live in Cybercity do so as an integral part of their everyday life” [1].

While reading Carter’s article, I could not help but think of an experience I had in 2008. At the time I was in my fifth year of high school (the year before senior year) and I was visiting different universities to see where I would go after I had finished high school.

Utrecht University offered a special two-day master class for high school students, called “virtuele beleving” (virtual experience). It was offered at the faculty of science and could best be seen as a try-out for the program of Information Science. In the master class we looked into Second Life and answered questions like: “What is it like to go on holiday in Second Life?” and “Could you open a virtual travel agency in Second Life?”


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Anthropologist - journalist in love with Brussels/Exploring the boundaries between media communication tools,technology and culture/Member of cognitariat/ Geek and Freak / Flashdance life- Anthropologue et journaliste qui explore les frontières entre les outils de communication, la technologie et la culture /Un peu Geek, un peu freak/ Membre du cognitariat / Flashdance life #media #technology #culture #Science #cinephilia #videogames #Music #GodverdommeTeam

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