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It gives me unquantifiable amounts of joy to announce that the JCMC  
special theme issue on "Social Network Sites" is now completely  
birthed.  It was a long and intense labor, but all eight newborn  
articles are doing just fine and the new mommies are as proud as  
could be.  So please, join us in our celebration by heading on over  
to the Journal for Computer-Mediated Communication and snuggling up  
to an article or two.  The more you love them, the more they'll prosper!

JCMC Special Theme Issue on "Social Network Sites"
Guest Editors: danah boyd and Nicole Ellison

- "Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship" by  
danah boyd and Nicole Ellison
- "Signals in Social Supernets" by Judith Donath
- "Social Network Profiles as Taste Performances" by Hugo Liu
- "Whose Space? Differences Among Users and Non-Users of Social  
Network Sites" by Eszter Hargittai
- "Cying for Me, Cying for Us: Relational Dialectics in a Korean  
Social Network Site" by Kyung-Hee Kim and Haejin Yun
- "Public Discourse, Community Concerns, and Civic Engagement:  
Exploring Black Social Networking Traditions on" by  
Dara Byrne
- "Mobile Social Networks and Social Practice: A Case Study of  
Dodgeball" by Lee Humphreys
- "Publicly Private and Privately Public: Social Networking on  
YouTube" by Patricia Lange

Please feel free to pass this announcement on to anyone you think  
might find value from this special issue.


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