HomeAsia-Pacific Social Science Reviewvol. 12 no. 2 (2012)

Exploring Cybercultures: Critical and Constructivist Studies on the Internet

Rhoderick V. Nuncio



The essay lays the sociological grounds in understanding the phenomenon of cyberculture in the age of information and communication technology. The frame of the paper is limited to constructivist and critical studies found in books and other journals. This essay particularly examines the debate on defining Internet culture and the many possible worlds and spaces it occupy in the lives of Internet users. It describes the beginning of research on the Internet and thus explains the dearth of materials in other paradigms. The paper recommends exploring other domains of interrogating the Internet as it evolves and matures through the years.