Textbook Notes (368,125)
Canada (161,663)
Sociology (164)
SOCI 1001 (18)
Chapter 8

Chapter 8 Notes

2 Pages
139 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 1001
Professor
Tamy Superle
Semester
Fall

Description
Haenfler “Chapter 8: Gamers, Hackers and Facebook – Computer Cultures, Virtual Community, and Postmodern Identity,” pp. 105-121. Virtual Subcultures and Scenes Hacker Culture - most underground hackers do not fit the villain stereotype, and many expose computer bugs and software loopholes that ultimately benefit all computer users - hackers trace their roots to phone "phreaking" in the 1950s, in which "phreakers" would mimic the frequencies used to conduct phone calls, often with the intent of gaining free access - "old school" hackers felt that computers would make the world a better place to live in, and freely sharing information and technology, rather than keeping a secret, would lead to human liberation. New school hackers, sometimes called cyberpunks or crackers, appreciate the benefits of the computer age would have a much grimmer outlook regarding the possibilities of technology. Computers, rather than tools for liberation, can be used to dominate and control Virtual community - Facebook, Myspace, and more - of community is a social network of people who somehow interact and have something in common such as geographic place, common interests, distinct identity, or shared v
More Less

Related notes for SOCI 1001

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit