The Role of User Communities in the Development and Dissemination of Technological Innovations
Type of publication: Research Article
anthropology of technologies, science and technology studies, sts, virtual communities, network communities, users, technological innovations
The article derives from the results of ethnographic research conducted by the author in 2003- 2010 and draws on fi eldwork data and focused biographical interviews (2007-2010) with technical specialists working in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Minsk, and Rostov-on-Don. The goal of the article is to take the area known as data recovery for a case study and illustrate the active part that user communities play in maintaining computerized technologies, developing innovations, and shaping technological service markets.
Bogatyr, N.V. 2012. The Role of User Communities in the Development and Dissemination of Technological Innovations. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 3: 88-104
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