Some of you may remember
that I've been working on a case study about MeFi for an ecommunities class. Well, as promised, here is my paper
(As a reminder, this is NOT research.)
I am a graduate student at the University of Michigan School of Information
studying human-computer interaction. I am posting this thread to let you know that I will be studying MetaFilter this semester for an e-communities class project. My term paper will describe MetaFilter’s purpose, the technologies used, roles, identifiers and identities, intergroup relations, norms of behavior, and governance mechanisms. For more information about the course, see http://www.si.umich.edu/~presnick/courses/winter03/684/
I will make my findings available at http://www.noor.bz/ecommunities
. Feedback would be welcome any time. I have also included information there about how your privacy will be protected.
If you have any concerns about how I am conducting this study, you may contact me by email at nooraz at umich dot edu.