User Agency in the Middle Range : Rumors and the Reinvention of the Internet in Accra , Ghana ( forthcoming in Science Technology and Human Values )

@inproceedings{Burrell2010UserAI,
  title={User Agency in the Middle Range : Rumors and the Reinvention of the Internet in Accra , Ghana ( forthcoming in Science Technology and Human Values )},
  author={Jenna Burrell},
  year={2010}
}
Among Internet users in Accra, Ghana rumors often supplanted direct human-machine interaction as the privileged mode for understanding how the Internet works. Over the course of 8months of ethnographic fieldwork in this West African, urban capital city, rumor emerged as one of several important processes through which users reinvented the Internet. Rumor… CONTINUE READING