The users in the middle. The librarians between voluntarism and entropy

Author/s Antonio Di Stefano
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2011/41-42 Language Italian
Pages 11 P. 67-77 File size 96 KB
DOI 10.3280/SC2011-041006
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The Librarians are a particular type of aNobii’s users whose solidaristic and voluntaristic dimension confirms optimistic readings on horizontal participation in the Web 2.0 environment, by showing how organizational practice constitutes a central part of environments typically characterized by sociability. At the same time, however, our survey highlights the degree of sophistication embodied by such practices, by identifying, within the specific social network site, particular action patterns stemming from symbolic in-fightings aimed at achieving their legitimacy. But such an "outcome" seems to be provisional in an online social system which is paradoxically weak in its own organizational structure.

Antonio Di Stefano, The users in the middle. I librarians tra volontarismo ed entropia in "SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE " 41-42/2011, pp 67-77, DOI: 10.3280/SC2011-041006