How to study online audiences? How does online communication and writing affect views of the self and of humanity? The Russian journal 60 parallel’ touches upon these and related questions in its latest issue, devoted to Internet and society. Apart from contributions by Elena Goroshko, Anna Sysoeva, and Evgenii Dukov, the issue provides an interview with Russian Cyberspace Journal editor Vlad Strukov, on the RuNet as an object of scholarly inquiry.

Remarkable, given the thematic focus: teasers of the different articles can be read online, but for the entire issue you have to buy a print copy, which can be paid… in cash via mail transfer only. Now there is one of the paradoxes of living in a digital era which is only just beginning to outgrow its cradle.

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