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ISSN 2043-7633

Issue 2

From Comrades to Classmates: Social Networks on the Russian Internet

Editorial – Issue 2

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The Editorial contains an overview of the issue, the contributors’ biographies and abstracts of the submissions.

The issue was prepared by Vlad Strukov, Ellen Rutten, Robert Saunders and …
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Social Networking on Runet

Any discussion about the parameters of online social networking is like trying to describe a landscape from a moving train: the view keeps changing as one is attempting to process …
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Examining Political Group Membership on LiveJournal

Following the tightening of control over traditional media outlets in the Russian Federation, the Internet has been proposed as a new tool for dissemination of political information, political organization, and …
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Psychoanalytical Aspects of Self-Representation in Blogs

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This article offers an outline of possible studies of blogs using the structural psychoanalysis of Jacques Lacan. This paradigm reveals a new perspective on the phenomenon of virtual personality. Sharing …
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Tatar Groups in Vkontakte

Vkontakte is a popular Russian online social network where, among other things, users can create thematic groups and invite people to join them to exchange information, meet other users, and …
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Social Media and Ukrainian Presidential Elections

On the eve of presidential elections in Ukraine 2010, numerous profiles of presidential candidates have been set up on the popular network sites Livejournal, Twitter, YouTube, and Vkontakte, either by …
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The Online Library and the Classic Literary Canon in Post-Soviet Russia

In this article, I discuss the ambitious Internet project The Fundamental Electronic Library of Russian Literature and Folklore (FEB), which was launched in 2002. In contrast to the Russian online …
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Social Networks in an Un-Networked Society

Global networks with English-language interfaces connect peers all over the world according to a platform of openness, cooperation, and, occasionally, pirated access to knowledge; yet, quite the opposite is the …
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Reviews: books, digital films and animation, and computer games

This section contains interviews, comments, and reviews of books, digital films and animation, computer games, and relevant cultural and academic events, as well as any other forms of discussion of …
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