department of informatics

Internet Tools and Community Development in Syria

TitleInternet Tools and Community Development in Syria
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHalabi, A.
Conference NameIPID 7th International Annual Symposium 2012
Conference LocationKristiansand, Norway
Abstract

ICT tools and applications, including the Internet and online social media, are playing an increasing role in the lives of people in the Middle East. In my PhD project, I focus on the appropriation of ICT tools by local communities in Syria to inform the design of tools that support local community development. This interdisciplinary focus requires appropriating methods from social sciences and humanities to conduct the study. In this work-in-progress paper I draw the lines of the research project, while providing examples of concepts that resulted from ethnographical observations of our first case; a community called “Wikilogia”

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