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Scenes of chaos and joy: Playing and performing selves in digitally virtu/real places
Since the creation of the World Wide Web, researchers have attempted to understand the larger cultural and societal implications of this "space that is not a space" on identity, community, expression, and behavior. ...
Investigating information technologies in disasters: Three essays on micro-blogging and free and open source software (FOSS) environment
This dissertation aims to investigate how advanced information technologies cope with the various demands of disaster response. It consists of three essays on the exploration of micro-blogging and FOSS environments. The ...
The Internet and social capital among co-operatives in Canada
Achieving public participation and creating community consensus in the framework of sustainable development practices can be an onerous task in the absence of social capital. This can be compounded when attempting to ...
Essays on the impact of health information technology on health care providers and patients
Information technology has been transforming health care industry. This dissertation investigates the use of health information technology by health care providers and patients as well as its outcomes. This dissertation ...