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- 1Brown, Carol A.M
- 1Genuis, Shelagh K.
- 1Greidanus, Elaine
- 1Keenan, Andrew
- 1Kuznetsova, Tatiana
- 1Liu, Yan.
Adolescents’ safety on the Internet is a prime concern in society. Sexual predators use the online environment regularly to solicit adolescents for sexual purposes; however, we know very little about the experiences of adolescents who become victimized in this way. This research used a thematic...
In discussions of identity in online environments, the current momentum in both academic literature and industry practices pushes toward full identity revelation. Along with market-driven justifications, there is also a stated belief that revealing one's identity will lead to better behavior...
Competitive Discourse in an Imitational Democracy: The Multifaceted Image of the Opponents in the Online Materials of Russian Political Parties and LeadersDownload
In contemporary Russia, the Internet serves as the most diverse and open platform of sharing and contrasting ideas. While the most life-like imitational democracy elements do manifest themselves to a limited extent in the mainstream print and electronic media, only online do all political forces...
Intermediation and Governance of Digital Flows: Canadian Internet Service Providers as Instruments of Public PolicyDownload
The internet has often had a disintermediating effect, 'disrupting' and circumventing traditional middlemen and gatekeepers. This dissertation examines the related trend of intermediation, or the ascendance of new internet intermediaries and their growing significance in our lives. Among these...
While evidence-based practice and knowledge translation (or transfer) has garnered much attention, research has not focused on health information as provisional and emergent, and on knowledge translation (KT) as a process of social construction. The challenge of evolving information is magnified...
Old Communication – New Means: The Linguistic Study of Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church WebsitesDownload
This dissertation is concerned with the communicative potential of websites. The World Wide Web is a relatively new locale for communication on which an increasing number of users rely daily in Canada and in Ukraine. However, up to the present time there has been no unified framework for the...
When stress becomes distress, people seek to decrease their psychological pain using methods that seem convenient and appropriate. In an increasingly technology-based society, the Internet provides opportunities for individuals in distress to seek information and connections with others. Research...
Representation of Self and Others is a wide-spread focus of research among scholars from many disciplines. This study approaches the phenomenon of Self and Other from a linguistic standpoint. The main goal is to reveal methods of creating images of Self and Others in the context of blogs and link...
Suicidal behaviour: understanding the process of online help-seeking in adolescents and young adultsDownload
Young people are accessing the Internet for help with their suicidal state; yet, little is known about how the online help-seeking process occurs in suicidal adolescents and young adults. The present study explored this topic by interviewing Canadian’s who experienced the suicidal state as...