Gordon Fletcher

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate information communications technologies (ICT)-mediated inclusion and exclusion in terms of sexuality through a study of a commercial social networking web site for gay men. Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses an approach based on technological inscription and the commodification of difference to(More)
A decade ago, Castells argued that most surveillance would have no directly damaging consequences. He proposed that what should be of more concern were the unpredictable consequences of our overexposed lives, the lack of explicit rules for on-line behaviour and how this then was interpreted by a 'multitude of little sisters' who process and store this(More)
(2007) Going offline : An exploratory cultural artifact analysis of an internet dating site's development trajectories. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review , editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it(More)
ABstRAct In this article we build upon existing research and commentary from a variety of disciplinary sources, including information systems, organisational and management studies, and the social sciences that focus upon the meaning, significance and impact of " events " in the information technology, organisational and social context. Our aim is to define(More)
Search Engine Optimisation was a term used by web developers in the late 90s to highlight the importance of increasing a website's position in search engines' results. Further development of the Internet in terms of the diversity of its users and uses such as e-commerce, blogging and wikis have highlighted the need for technical staff to work more closely(More)