ERIC Number: EJ782205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Reference Count: 2
A Technology User's Bill of Rights: Lessons Learned in Chat Rooms
Norton-Meier, Lori A.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v47 n7 p606-608 Apr 2004
For the past five years, the author has spent time talking with, interviewing, interacting with, and investigating language with adolescent females in chat rooms while they engage in synchronous talk. The discussion often centers on their interest in pop culture--music, movies, television, books, games, and anything else that is worthy of conversation. During this time, she has learned many lessons from the young women who have joined in the conversation. Their discussions often lead them into talk about the rules related to technology use. This article discusses the Female Technology User's Bill of Rights, a list of nine rights, which has been created from these conversations.
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Females, Computer Mediated Communication, Adolescents, Play, Participation, Social Networks, Internet, Decision Making, Language Usage, Gender Issues
International Reading Association. 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. Tel: 800-336-7323; Fax: 302-731-1057; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.reading.org/publications/index.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A