Netizens are interesting, and the people who study them are also great fun. They may do not know each other personally offline, but they do know each other well online. They meet on the Internet, get onto each other on the Internet, and creat an e-magazine on the Internet, which reminds me of the sory of Louis Rossetto establishing Wired in March 1993.
Here is the e-magazine named Reading Reports in the Digital Age.
The first two articles are about Albert-Laszlo Barabasi's Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means, and Kevin Kelly's Out of Control : The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World. Both of the authors are my colleagues.
The third article is about a new book on Chinese Internet marketers who stand to earn big money by thrusting the clients - and sometimes victims into the limelight. One of the authors are my classmates. The young lady is brave enough to work with some even illegitimate Internet marketers to collect the firsthand stories. I have not read this book yet, but I believe it must be excellent.
Others articles involve various topics, such as news objectivity, cloud computing, microbloggings,culture criticism, Internet policies and consumer behaviours.
Here are the download links.
Reading Reports in the Digital Age vol.1
Reading Reports in the Digital Age vol.2
Reading Reports in the Digital Age vol.3
Reading Reports in the Digital Age vol.4(new)