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Folklore and the Internet: vernacular expression in a digital world

dc.contributor.authorBlank, Trevor J., editor
dc.contributor.authorUtah State University Press, publisher
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references and index.
dc.description.abstractA pioneering examination of the folkloric qualities of the World Wide Web, e-mail, and related digital media. These studies show that folk culture, sustained by a new and evolving vernacular, has been a key, since the Internet's beginnings, to language, practice, and interaction online. Users of many sorts continue to develop the Internet as a significant medium for generating, transmitting, documenting, and preserving folklore. In a set of new, insightful essays, contributors Trevor J. Blank, Simon J. Bronner, Robert Dobler, Russell Frank, Gregory Hansen, Robert Glenn Howard, Lynne S. McNeil.
dc.description.tableofcontentsToward a conceptual framework for the study of folklore and the Internet / Trevor J. Blank -- Digitizing and virtualizing folklore / Simon J. Bronner -- Guardians of the living: characterization of missing women on the Internet / Elizabeth Tucker -- The end of the Internet: a folk response to the provision of infinite choice / Lynne S. McNeill -- The forward as folklore: studying e-mailed humor / Russell Frank -- Epistemology, the sociology of knowledge, and the Wikipedia userbox controversy / William Westerman -- Crusading on the vernacular Web: the folk beliefs and practices of online spiritual warfare / Robert Glenn Howard -- Ghosts in the machine: mourning the MySpace dead / Robert Dobler -- Public folklore in Cyberspace / Gregory Hansen -- Webography of public folklore resources / compiled by Gregory Hansen.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
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dc.subject.lcshFolklore and the Internet
dc.subject.lcshFolklore -- Computer network resources
dc.subject.lcshDigital communications
dc.titleFolklore and the Internet: vernacular expression in a digital world


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