i can’t believe that summer is nearly over. i’ve spent a large part of it tied to my computer in my home office. Steve Reese (U Texas-Austin) and i are finally writing the third edition of Mediating the Message. we began this project when we were both assistant professors at UT in the late 1980s. the first edition came out in 1991 published by Longman, and we wrote the second edition in 1996, also with Longman.
as we begin studying the internet in its worldwide complexity, we must remember that culture, as expressed in countries and regions, influences what people see on the internet, how they use it and the ways in which they are affected. this point is effectively made in this article about “China’s Cyberposse.”