O'Reilly publications

Harrison, Mark, 1995, The Usenet Handbook. A User's Guide to Netnews. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates.
O'Reilly, Tim & Grace Todino, 1992, Managing UUCP and Usenet, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates. [10th edition]
Spencer, Henry & David Lawrence, 1998, Managing Usenet, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates.

The Center for the Study of Online Community

Smith, Marc A., 1997, Netscan: Measuring and Mapping the Social Structure of Usenet.

virtual communities

[rec.arts.tv.sosp.] Baym, Nancy K., 1995, "From Practice to Culture on Usenet," in: The Cultures of Computing, S. L. Star (ed.). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers/The Sociological Review, 29-52.
Baym, Nancy, 1998, "The Emergence of On-line Community." In: Steve Jones (ed.): CyberSociety 2.0: Revisiting computer-mediated communication and community. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 35-68.
[alt.goodmorning] Patterson, Holly, 1996, Computer-Mediated Groups. A Study of a Culture in Usenet. Texas A&M University (Doctoral Dissertation)
[soc.moss] Phillips, David J., 1996, "Defending the Boundaries. Identifying and Countering Threads in a Usenet Newsgroup," The Information Society 12:39-62.

Usenet culture

Baym, Nancy, K. 1995. "The Performance of Humor in Computer-Mediated Communication," Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Vol. 1, No. 2.
Donath, Judith S., 1998, "Identity and Deception in the Virtual Community". In: P. Kollock & M. Smith (eds.), Communities in Cyberspace. Berkeley: University of California Press.
North, T. 1994. The Internet and Usenet Global Computer Networks: An Investigation of Their Culture and its Effects on New Users. Master's Thesis, Curtin University of Technology.
Quittner, Josh, 1994, "The War Between alt.tasteless and rec.pets.cats," Wired 2,5:46-53.
Tepper, Michele, 1997, "Usenet Communities and the Cultural Politics of Information," in: D. Porter (ed.), Internet Culture, New York: Routledge, 40-54.

regulating Usenet

Bilstad, Blake, 1996, "Obscenity and Indecency on the Usenet: The Legal And Political Future of Alt.Sex.Stories, " Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Vol. 2, No. 4.
Ishii, Kei, 1995, Regularien im Internet. Über Strukturen eines Computerübermittelten Kommu-nikationsmediums. Technische Universität Berlin, Diplomarbeit im Fachbereich Informatik, Oktober 1995.
Kollock, Peter & Smith, Mark, 1996, "Managing the Virtual Commons: Cooperation and Conflict in Computer Communities," in: S. Herring (ed.), Computer-Mediated Communication: Linguistic, Social, and Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Amsterdam: Jahn Benjamins, 109-128.
McLaughlin, Margaret, Osborne, Kerry K. & Smith, Christine B., 1995, "Standard of Conduct on Usenet," in: S. Jones (ed.), Cyber-Society. Computer-Mediated Communication and Community, Thousand Oaks: Sage, 90-111.
MacKinnon, Richard, 1995, "Searching for the Leviathan in Usenet", in: S. Jones (ed.), Cyber-Society. Computer-Mediated Communication and Community, Thousand Oaks: Sage, 112-137.
Overby, Bruce A., 1996: Identification and Validation of a Societal Model of Usenet. San Jose State University. MA Thesis.
Pfaffenberger, Brian, 1996, "'If I Want It, It's OK': Usenet and the (Outer) Limits of Free Speech," The Information Society 12:365-386.
Shade, Leslie Regan,1996, "Is there Free Speech on the Net?," in: R. Shields (ed.), Cultures of Internet. Virtual Spaces, Real Histories, Living Bodies, London: Sage, 11-32.
Smith, Christine, McLaughlin, Margaret L. & Osborne, Kerry K., 1996, Conduct Control on Usenet," Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Vol. 2, No. 4.

Usenet history

Usenet History Archive Extremely informative archive on the early history of Usenet
http://communication.ucsd.edu/bjones/Usenet.Hist/Nethist/index.html/ A compilation of the Usenet history discussion files from nethist.101090 through nethist.102190
Hauben, Ronda, 1997Early Usenet (1981-82). Creating the Broadsides of Our Day. Conversations on Early Usenet, The Amateur Computerist 7,2:38-47
A Quantitive Study of Computer-Mediated Communication
The History of the Net. Master's Thesis by Henry Edward Hardy
Hauben, Ronda & Michael Hauben, 1997, Netizens: On the History and Impact of Usenet and the Internet IEEE Computer Society Press
Bumgarner, Lee, 1995, The Great Renaming FAQ
Jones, Bruce, 1991, An Ethnography of the Usenet Computer Network: Proposal for a PhD Dissertation in Communication.
Durlak, Jerome, Rory O'Brien & Ozan Yigit, 1987, USENET: An Examination of the Social and Political Processes of a Cooperative Computer/Communications Network Under the Stress of Rapid Growth. Ms, York University, November 1987.
Grassroot Groupminds, from: Howard Rheingold, 1993, The Virtual Community. Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier. Reading MA: Addison-Wesley.

Usenet as public space

Fisher, Bonnie; Michael Margolis & David Resnick, 1994, A New Way of Talking Politics: Democracy on the Internet (Prepared for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Sept. 1-4, 1994), New York City, NY.
Hauben, Ronda, 1996, Usenet and the ARPANET Mailing Lists (1981-82). The Emergence of the Modern Public Space. A Habermasian Approach. Draft for Comment (alt.culture.usenet, 25.12.1996)
Hill, Kevin A. & John E. Hughes, 1997, Computer-Mediated Political Communication: The USENET and Political Communities, in: Political Communication 14(1):3-27, March 1997 (to appear).
Jones, Steve, 1996, "Using the News: An Examination of the Value and Use of News Sources in CMC." Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 2 ( 4)
Knapp, James A., 1997, "Essayistic Messages: Internet Newsgroups as an Electronic Public Sphere", in: D. Porter (ed.) Internet Culture, New York: Routledge, 181-197.

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