|Readings on diversity with with an online focus. This should turn into an annotated bibliography with proper references ... for now, I just cut and paste from other sources in different formats, and arranged them in roughly-chronological order. Additional links appreciated! The list currently is weighted towards gender issues and so we're especially looking for complementary links in other dimensions.|
- Gender and power in online communications, Susan C. Herring, 2001.
- Herring, S. C., Job-Sluder, K., Scheckler, R., and Barab, S. (2002). Searching for safety online: Managing "trolling" in a feminist forum. The Information Society, 18 (5), 371-383.
- Women and children last: the discursive consruction of Weblogs, Susan C. Herring, Inna Kouper, Lois Ann Scheidt, and Elijah L. Wright
- Shelley Powers' Guys don’t link, March 2005
- Harassment, silencing, and gaming communities, by Andrea Rubenstein [tekanji] on Official Shrub.com Blog, March 2007. Includes sections on "Silencing through Content", "Silencing through Community" and "Silencing Through Trolling", describing how trolling contributed to The Geeky Feminist blog shutting down.
- Take back the blog! blogswarm (host page by Bruce Godfrey on Crablaw) April 2007.
- Jose Antonio Vargas’ A Diversity of Opinion, if not of Opinionators
- Frank Pasquale's Disparate Impact in the Blogosphere on Concurring Opinions, December 2007
- Kirsten Powers’ Net-roots Ninnies
- Amy Alexander’s The Color Line Online
- A.J. Rossmiller’s Myth of the meritocracy
- Kay Steiger’s The “new” new left is white, male
- Pam Spaulding Democratic National Convention state blog selection dustup, Pam's House Blend. See also Jon Pincus' comment highlighting how the progressive blogosphere ignored this story even after it had gotten significant mainstream media attention.
- Mutual guest-blogging on Open Left, with posts from Melissa McEwan, Sara Robinson, Pam Spaulding, rikyrah, and Jon Pincus
- Jon's after-action report Gender, age, race and power in online discussions, chapter n + 1 includes links to cross-posts as well as Sara's Open Letter to Open Left and Chris Bowers' The Myth Of The Non-Diverse Netroots
- Sexist, Sexist and More Sexist: Digg Responds to Fast Company's Women in Web 2.0, Saabira Chaudhuri, Fast Company, November 2008.
- Petitions are soooooo 20th century, Jon Pincus, Liminal States, discussing the progressive blogosphere's failure to recognize the value of social network activism -led to major progressive blogs largely ignoring Join the Impact's astonishing post-election marriage equality organizing even after it had gotten significant mainstream media attention.
- Is Digg sexist? and Digg Community Responds to Change.org CR Efforts. Jen Nedeau, change.org's Women's Rights blog, December 2008.