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ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMCCAP)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Acta Graphica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advances in the History of Rhetoric     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ambitos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Medical Writers Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Área Abierta     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Art Design & Communication in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23) : Revista de Arte, Ciência e Comunicação     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atatürk İletişim Dergisi     Open Access  
Audiology - Communication Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Augmentative and Alternative Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
AVATARES de la Comunicación y la Cultura     Open Access  
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Bioelectromagnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
C&SC - Communication & Social Change     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Communication     Partially Free   (Followers: 15)
Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Celebrity Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Journal of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
CIC. Cuadernos de Informacion y Comunicacion     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Coactivity: Philosophy, Communication / Santalka: Filosofija, Komunikacija     Open Access  
Comedy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
ComHumanitas     Open Access  
Common Knowledge     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Commons. Revista de Comunicación y Ciudadanía Digital     Open Access  
Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa = Communicare : Tydskrif vir Kommunikasiewetenskappe in Suider-Afrika     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Communicatio : South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Communication & Language at Work     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Communication & Sport     Hybrid Journal  
Communication Booknotes Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Communication et organisation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Communication Papers : Media Literacy & Gender Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Communication, Culture & Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Communications in Mobile Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Communications of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Comunicació. Revista de recerca i d'anàlisi     Open Access  
Comunicacion y Hombre     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comunicación y Medios     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Comunicación y sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comunicar     Open Access  
Conexão - Comunicação e Cultura     Open Access  
Convergence The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Creative Artist : A Journal of Theatre and Media Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cross-cultural Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cuadernos de Informacion     Open Access  
Cuadernos del Centro de Estudios en Diseño y Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Design Ecologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Digithum     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Discourse, Context & Media     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Documentación de las Ciencias de la Información     Open Access  
e-learning and education (eleed)     Open Access   (Followers: 177)
Editio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Educação, Formação & Tecnologias     Open Access  
Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Electronics and Communications in Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Empedocles : European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Enquête - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESSACHESS : Journal for Communication Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Etudes de communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 361)
Explorations in Media Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fibreculture Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
FLEKS : Scandinavian Journal of Intercultural Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Fonseca : Journal of Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Foundations and Trends® in Communications and Information Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Framework : The Journal of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Gesture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Global Advances in Business Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Global Media Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
H-ermes. Journal of Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Historia y Comunicación Social     Open Access  
Ibérica     Open Access  
IEICE - Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
IET Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Imaging Decisions MRI     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
index.comunicación     Open Access  
InfoDesign - Revista Brasileira de Design da Informação     Open Access  
Informal Logic     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Information & Communications Technology Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Information Design Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Information Technologies & International Development     Open Access   (Followers: 195)
Information, Communication & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 174)
Intelligent Information Management     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Interaction Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Interactions : Studies in Communication & Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Business Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)

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Information Technologies & International Development
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     ISSN (Print) 1544-7529 - ISSN (Online) 1544-7537
     Published by Georgia Institute of Technology Homepage  [2 journals]
  • Sites of Playful Engagement: Twitter Hashtags as Spaces of Leisure and
           Development in Kenya

    • Authors: Melissa Tully, Brian Ekdale
      Abstract: Through an analysis of popular Kenyan hashtags on Twitter, we argue that everyday leisure and entertainment practices interact with development and civic engagement in Kenya. This research draws from participation in the Kenyan Twittersphere, analysis of spaces created by hashtags, and fieldwork conducted in Nairobi between 2009 and 2012. Through hashtags, Kenyans on Twitter unite against perceived government corruption, respond to media misrepresentations of their country, share jokes, and participate in global conversations. We argue that sites emerge through the interaction of playful and serious content and that these sites should be examined within ICTD research. Playful activities should not be dismissed as irrelevant to development, as everyday use of Twitter is often imbued with topics tied to social, political, and economic development.
      PubDate: 2014-09-10
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2014)
  • Connecting ICTs to Development: The IDRC Experience

    • Authors: Pamela Abbott
      PubDate: 2014-09-10
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2014)
  • Contributors

    • PubDate: 2014-09-10
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2014)
  • Relax, You’ve Got M-PESA: Leisure as Empowerment

    • Authors: Radhika Gajjala, Dinah Tetteh
      Abstract: M-PESA is a cellphone-based money transfer system which has been storied globally as a success in the Kenyan context. Our goal in this article is not to confirm or deny its success, nor is it to provide factual evidence of everyday actualities of M-PESA use in Kenya or elsewhere. Instead, our study focuses on how the marketing platforms provide discursive entry points for particular marginalized user-subject positions in the global staging of labor and consumption while contributing to a paradigm shift in information communication and technology for development (ICT4D) programs. Upon examination of much of the marketing material online for the Kenyan M-PESA model, we note that a key feature of promotional strategy is to highlight leisure and empowerment through the convenient use of mobile money tools. In this article, we examine leisurely exchange as part of the overall marketing of M-PESA in global ICT4D 2.0 (Heeks, 2009) cultures. We show how this happens by examining the online communication practices of social media participation on M-PESA-related YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter sites. We examine the role of marketing strategies using digital social space to build leisure networks by encouraging consumer participation. To this end we draw on select social media and visual texts to provide evidence for our analysis.
      PubDate: 2014-09-10
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2014)
  • The Value of Non-Instrumental Computer Use: A Study of Skills Acquisition
           and Performance in Brazil

    • Authors: Beth E. Kolko, Robert Racadio
      Abstract: Telecenters, libraries, schools, and other public places where people access computer technology generally must decide which information and communication technologies (ICTs) to make available to the public. These decisions are often made based on a conception of which ICT uses are worthwhile, and often venues end up privileging instrumental uses—when people use the technology as an instrument toward productive goals—over non-instrumental uses, such as gaming or chatting. Users, on the other hand, do not necessarily make these distinctions and they switch seamlessly across multiple types of activities with technology. While public ICT providers must demonstrate good stewardship of public monies, when they privilege activities such as word processing a job application but not gaming or social networking, they constrain how people integrate technology meaningfully into their lives. This article presents the results of a study that investigated assumptions about the benefits of instrumental versus non- instrumental computer uses. Our findings indicate that people who use computers largely for non-instrumental purposes are generally as capable with the computers as those who use them for instrumental purposes, that people who largely use computers for these non-instrumental purposes are gaining skills that translate to instrumental tasks, and that dictating policy across largely software and tool-driven definitions of what constitutes “serious” or “worthwhile” uses of technology (and allocating public money to support access to such technology uses) does not match how individuals see themselves as users of these tools.
      PubDate: 2014-09-10
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2014)
  • All Work and No Play? Judging the Uses of Mobile Phones in Developing

    • Authors: Araba Sey, Peppino Ortoleva
      Abstract: Despite the multiplicity of affordances embedded in information and communication technologies (ICTs), most ICTs for development (ICTD) interventions tend to expect that technology will be used primarily for “serious” purposes. However, user behaviors suggest that leisure-related activities feature prominently compared to other behaviors considered more likely to generate development outcomes. Theories about play developed by philosophers, psychologists, and anthropologists offer useful ideas to understand these ludic behaviors. This article reviews typical stances toward mobile phone use within the ICTD community and argues for a reframing of ICTD discourse that acknowledges playful uses of technology as essential for personal development and adaptation to social and technological change.
      PubDate: 2014-09-10
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2014)
  • ICT and (Personal) Development in Rural China

    • Authors: Elisa Oreglia
      Abstract: Information and communication technology (ICT) is increasingly widespread in rural China, and is finding unlikely users: elderly people, rural women, and people with little education or disposable income. Their ICT use is driven by the desire to find connections and entertainment, and it offers three insights for broadly utilitarian ICT for development (ICTD) projects: first, rural users who are thought to be beyond the reach of ICTs because of their age or educational level and who do not see themselves as ICT users may nonetheless begin to use ICTs after observing other people going online and identifying activities that relate to their own lives and interests. Second, they have time to figure out how to incorporate ICTs into environments that are extremely different in terms of economy, social structures, and habits from the urban environments where ICTs originate. Finally, ICT uses that emerge from family-based practices rather than from hetero-directed programs can provide insights into the priorities or social practices of seemingly marginalized populations who have otherwise been overlooked.
      PubDate: 2014-09-10
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2014)
  • From the Editors

    • Authors: François Bar, Kentaro Toyama
      PubDate: 2014-09-10
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2014)
  • From the Guest Editors

    • Authors: Payal Arora, Nimmi Rangaswamy
      PubDate: 2014-09-10
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2014)
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