In this brief post, I’d just like to go back a bit and revisit the discussion we had a few weeks ago regarding the importance of continued growth of the field of internet studies. We discussed in class the fundamental aspects of a discipline, but I didn’t really think about how important this field’s development is until I started digging into our final research proposal.
Its really hit me how LARGE this widespread cultural phenomenon really is. In the past 10 years, we’ve created an entirely new subsection of culture that both represents geographic culture, but also creates new ones. Of course, this has been the message of the class throughout the semester, but I’ve only recently started to comprehend the magnitude of the issue.