HCTD Program for San Diego





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Friday November 21:  (all in Manchester Grand Hyatt)

8:00-9:15 a.m.
George Bush (room name)
E-Health: Information and Support

Chair:  Michelle Calka
Consumer Evaluation of Genetic Information Online: The Role of Quality on Attitude and Behavioral Intention. Carin Kosmoski, Purdue University; Raven Pfister, Purdue University; Mohan Dutta, Purdue University
Perceived Credibility of Online Health Information: Application of a Health Consciousness Measure. Kimberly Schaefer,  Univ of Texas, Austin
Consumer Evaluation of E-Health Information Quality: The Role of Processing Styles and Decision-Making. Raven Pfister, Purdue University; Mohan Dutta, Purdue University; Carin Kosmoski, Purdue University
Locating Computer-mediated Social Support within Online Communication Environments. Andrew High,  Penn State University; Denise Solomon, Penn State University
Online Social Support for Cancer Patients: Effects of Stress, Shyness, and Family Support. Nupur Sen, USC Annenberg School for Communication
Respondent:  Vinita Argarwal

9:30-10:45 a.m.
George Bush
Envisioning the Future of Networked Information Resources: A Communication Perspective

Chairs:  Barry Eisenberg, Univ at Albany SUNY; Theresa Harrison, University at Albany, SUNY
Presenters: Danah Boyd, University of California, Berkeley; Caroline Haythornthwaite, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Steve Jones, University of Illinois, Chicago; Heather Joseph, Scholarly Publishng and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC); Leah Lievrouw, University of California, Los Angeles; Timothy Stephen, Univ. of California, SUNY; Joseph Walther, Michigan State University.

The future promises a universe of web 2.0-type networked research communities with participation based on common research pursuits. Round table panelists will brainstorm how best to facilitate scholarly networking and access to scholarly information resources. Specifically, panelists will imagine the prospects for networking and collaboration, speculate about how electronic scholarly information can serve such needs, and consider how to design the next generation of electronic tools that address networking interests.

12:30-1:45 p.m.           
Madeline C
Theoretical Applications of Human Communication and Technology

Chair:  Noemi Marin
Uses and gratifications and competitive superiority: Interpersonal communication goals as gratifications sought leading to use. John Feaster, Ohio State University;  John Dimmick, Ohio State; Artemio Ramirez, Ohio State University
Is too much similarity bad for group conformity? The role of ethnic visual representation in group identity and conformity. Junghyun Kim, Kent State University
In My Humble Opinion: The Spiral of Silence in Computer-Mediated Communication. Robert Zuercher, University of Kentucky
WhoTube? Identification and Agenda-Setting in New Media.  chema Salinas, Sacramento State University
Visual Spaces, Norm Governed Places: The Influence of Spatial Context Online. Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Univ at Albany SUNY;
Rosa Martey, Colorado State University
Respondent:  Rodney K. Marshall

12:30-1:45 p.m.
Molly A
UnCONVENTIONal Ideas in Technology and Education 

Chair:  Andy Finn
Effects of a Computer Game Designed for Stress Management Education. Seung-A Jin, Boston College
Predictors of Technology Integration in Education: A Study of Anxiety and Innovativeness in Teacher Preparation. Richard Rogers, Lubbock Christian University;  J. D. Wallace, Lubbock Christian University
Faculty, Students, and Facebook: Questions and Considerations in a Technological Age. Joseph Mazer, Ohio University; Elizabeth Graham, Ohio University; Michael Bugeja,  Iowa State University
Research On Social Networking and Online Learning Communities. Susan Barnes, Rochester Inst of Technology
Gender, Ethnicity and Technological Competency: An unCONVENTIONal View of the Digital Divide. Clark Germann, Metro State College of Denver; Susan Cook,  Metro State College of Denver
Respondent:  Mary Weiman

2:00-3:15 p.m.
Elizabeth D/E
Top Papers Panel UnCONVENTIONal Human Communication and Technology Research

Chair: Rodney Marshall
What Triggers Social Responses to Flattering Computers? Experimental Tests of Anthropomorphism and Mindlessness Explanations. Eun-Ju Lee,  Seoul National University
Mobile Communication in Romantic Relationships: The Relationship Between Mobile Phone Use and Relational Uncertainty, Intimacy, and Attachment. Borae Jin, Univ of Texas, Austin; Jorge Pena,  Cornell University
Computer Mediated Communication and Negotiation: Effects of Media and Power on Relationship Development. Daniel Cronin,  University of Maryland; Deborah Cai,  University of Maryland
Court Me on the Phone, Ditch Me over E-mail: How Do Channel Choices Vary Based on Different Relational Goals? Brandon Van Der Heide, Michigan State University; David Westerman, West Virginia University; Katherine Klein, Michigan State University
Magic Screens: Everyday Life in an Era of Ubiquitous and Mobile Media Screens. Charles Soukup,  Univ of Northern Colorado
Respondent: Dennis Wignall

3:30-4:45 p.m.
Elizabeth D/E
Human Communication and Technology Business Meeting


Saturday, November 22

8:00-9:15 a.m.  
Windsor C
New Media and Internet Sites: Use and Abuses

Chair: Jade Miller
Why People Like User Generated Media. Guosong Shao, University of Alabama
Virtually Memorializing: A Rhetorical Criticism of the 9/11 Memorial in Second Life. Shawna Kelly, University of Southern California.
Virtual Activism: openings for political struggle between cyberspace and physical space. John Carr,  University of New Mexico;
Kris Erickson,  University of Washington
A Social Identity Analysis of the WebPages of U.S. Extremist Groups. Jorge Pena, Cornell University; Brittany Peterson,  Univ of Texas, Austin; Lacy McNamee,  University of Texas at Austin
The Problem of Problematic Internet Use: Disease, Dangerous Habit, or Just One of Our Favorites? Robert LaRose,  Michigan State University; Junghyun Kim, Kent State University; Wei Peng,  Michigan State University
Respondent:  John Howard

8:00-9:15 a.m.
Edward C
UnCONVENTIONal Cultural Perspectives: From Robots to Internet Uses to Nollywood

Chair:  Kris Markman,
The Relationship Between Individual Characteristics and Attitudes Toward Humanoid Robots.. Kiana Kido; University of Hawaii at Manoa
The Electronic Village Square as a Transnational Public Sphere:  Analysis of the Deliberative  Practices of Diasporan Nigerians
on the Internet. Karooq Kperogi, Georgia State University, Atlanta
Support, Localize, Customize: Open Source Mantras of the Indian Software Industry. Sumitra Srinivasan, University of Toledo
Mobile Phone Usage Among Young, Urban Chinese; William Sanders, Univ of Southern California
Nollywood: The Proliferation of Videofilm in Nigeria; Uchenna Onuzulike; Clark Univ
Respondent:  Davis Foulger

9:30-10:45 a.m. 
Windsor C           
Unconventional Grieving: Technologically Mediated Fan Culture

Chair: Warren Bareiss, Penn State Univer.-Hazleton
Unconventional Identification:  An Ethnography of the mourning of my London friend, Princess Diana. Lara Lengel, Bowling Green State University.
Song for you: Mourning and meaning in the life and death of Karen Carpenter. Peggy Bowers, Clemson University
If you remember me: Fan grieving, isolation, and consolation on the death of singer-songwriter John Stewart. Warren Bareiss, Penn State Univ-Hazleton
Commemorating the Latin lover online:  Rudolph Valentino fan communities. Linda Levitt, Univ. of South Florida
Uncoventional grief for an unconventional celebrity:  Fandom, parasocial theory, and death, or How I grieved for a game show host. Beth Bonnstetter, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Respondent  Noemi Marin, Florida Atlantic Univ.

1:00-2:30 p.m.
Elizabeth Foyer
Scholar to Scholar Session

An unconventional use of the mobile phone: Motivations for college students’ drunk dialing behavior  Amber L. Ferris, Kent State University; Erin E Kleman, Kent State University
Computer Mediate Communication and Negotiation: Effects of Media and Power on Relationship Development.  Daniel Andrew Cronin, University of Maryland; Deborah A. Cai, University of Maryland                       
Court Me on the Phone, Ditch Me over E-mail: How Do Channel Choices Vary Based on Different Relational Goals?Brandon Van Der Heide, Michigan State University;  David K Westerman, West Virginia University; Katherine Ann Klein, Michigan State University
I Am Better Than Them With(out) Blackboard: Technology (Dis)Adoption as Identity Regulation By University Faculty, Kerk F
Kee, Univ of Texas, Austin
Living in Rural America and Perceptions of Internet Use, Kiley A. Larson, University of Kansas
Magic Screens: Everyday Life in an Era of Ubiquitous and Mobile Media Screens, Charles E. Soukup, Univ of Northern Colorado
Mobile Communication in Romantic Relationships: The Relationship Between Mobile Phone Use and Relational Uncertainty, Intimacy, and Attachment,  Borae Jin, Univ of Texas, Austin; Jorge Pena, Cornell University
The impact of the Internet use on political decision making, Lingling Zhang, Washington State Univ; Hua Chang, Washington State University
Uncertainty Reduction and Information Seeking Strategies on Facebook,  William Scott Sanders, Univ of Southern California
What Triggers Social Responses to Flattering Computers? Experimental Tests of Anthropomorphism and Mindlessness Explanations, Eun-Ju Lee, Seoul National University
Hybrid Networks of Humans and Machines, and A Transdiciplinary Perspective on Collaboration in Cyberinfrastructure. Kerk F Kee, University of Texas, Austin
Identity, Social Contact, and Motivation as Antecedents to Media Choice,  Mark Hamilton, University of Connecticut; Kristine L. Nowak, University of Connecticut
Mobile Social Networking and Public Space,  Lee Humphreys, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison
Selling Out: An Ethnography of One Online Fan Community in Transition.    Michelle L McCudden, University of Kansas
Situating the Self in an Age of Digital Discourse, Scott Boras, Arizona State Univ
The Impact of Perceived Audiences on Blogging,  Xun Liu, Michigan State University; Robert LaRose, Michigan State University
The Political Lfe of Speculations on the Virtual: Pierre Levy and Michael Hardt and Antoni Negri,  Rolien Susanne Hoyng, UNC
What were they told, and what did they say? a computer-assisted text analysis of press coverage and online reader comments after the Virginia Tech shootings,   Mu Lin, University of North Florida
Who plays, how much, and why? A behavioral player census of a virtual world, Dmitri Williams, University of Southern California; Nick Yee, Stanford University; Scott E Caplan, University of Delaware
Will You (Still) Be My Friend? Computer-Mediated Relational Maintenance on Facebook.com, Kevin B Wright, University of Oklahoma; Elizabeth A Craig, University of Oklahoma; Cory B Cunningham, University of Oklahoma; Magdalena Igiel, University of Oklahoma; Nicole A. Ploeger, University of Oklahoma

Wandering Scholars
Ulla Bunz, Nan Hogg, Scott D’Urso, Yun Xia

3:30-4:45 p.m.
Windsor C
Top Student Papers Panel: UnCONVENTIONal Uses of Technology

Chair: Shannon VanHorn, Valley City State Univ.
Uncertainty Reduction and Information Seeking Strategies on Facebook. William Sanders,  Univ of Southern California           
Living in Rural America and Perceptions of Internet Use. Kiley Larson, University of Kansas
An unconventional use of the mobile phone: Motivations for college students’ drunk dialing behavior. Amber Ferris, Kent State University; Erin Kleman, Kent State University           
I Am Better Than Them With(out) Blackboard: Technology (Dis)Adoption as Identity Regulation By University Faculty
Kerk Kee,  Univ of Texas, Austin
The impact of the Internet use on political decision making. Lingling Zhang, Washington State Univ; Hua Chang, Washington State University
Respondent: Joe Walther

3:30-4:45 p.m.
Molly B
unCONVENTIONal Connections in a Culture of Convergence

Presenters: Barna Donovan, St. Peters College; Cynthia Walker, St. Peters College; Kathleen Haspel, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ; Gina Serafin, County College of Morris

In his book of the same name, Henry Jenkins (2006) describes how the new “Convergence Culture” promotes community through increased interactivity and by making connections between individuals and groups which might have been difficult or impossible before the advent of the Internet and new media. This panel will illustrate, through case study research, how convergence culture, for better or worse, is doing just that.

5:00-6:15 p.m.
Windsor C
“Let’s Get It On”: Romance on the Internet

Chair:  Yun Xia
We Met Online: Perceptions of Disclosing Online Romantic Relationships to Social Networks. Kimberly Schaefer, Univ of Texas, Austin
High Speed Internet Relationships: The Effects of Individualism-Collectivism on Self-Disclosure in Computer-Mediated and Face-to-Face Contexts.  Robert Tokunaga, University of Arizona
'Let's Talk About Sex Baby': Gay Males' Use of the Internet to Broaden Their Sexual Networks. Anita Atwell Seate, Georgia State University
Losers.com? College Students’ Perceptions of Online Romantic Relationships and the Influence of Pluralistic Ignorance. Elizabeth Baiocchi, Univ of Missouri, Columbia
Top 8: Assessing the Implications of Romantic Commitment within Ranking in the Context of MySpace.  Matthew Savage, Univ of Hawaii, Manoa; Sunny Cerelejia, University of Hawaii at Manoa;  Malika Dudley, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Respondent:  Ann Greenleaf

6:30-7:45 p.m.
Windsor C
Think outside the box: the innovative use of new communication technology and social changes in China

Digital Dating: Mobile Phones, Intimacy, and Rural-to- Urban Migrant Women in Beijing. Cara Wallis, Univ. of Southern California
Wikipedia in China: Free culture in a controlled society.  Cuihua Shen, University of Southern  California
The use of online video sharing services in China. Li Xiong, University of Southern California
Blogosphere in China: From self-presentation to online communication.   Fan Dong, Univ.of Southern California


Sunday, November 23

8:00-9:15 a.m.            
Windsor C
Historical Ponderings of UnCONVENTIONal Technology: From Marconi to Floorwaxers to Gmail

Chair:  Mark Nuus
The Settling of a “New” Media Technology: Narrative Mimesis and the Early Radio. Gina Walejko, Northwestern University
The Spirit of Technology in the Age of the Analogue: An Un-Conventional Analysis. Frances Ranney,  Wayne State Univ
Changes in Post-Cold War International Broadcasting: The U.S. Struggles with Contractions and Expansions.. Arlyn Anderson,  University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
A Topical Meta-Analysis of the Internet and New Media Research from 1991 to 2005: Using Semantic Network and Categorical Content Analyses. Sungjoon Lee, SUNY-Buffalo; Jang Hyun Kim; Univ of Hawaii, Manoa
“Do no evil”? The story of Gmail: Google’s popular and controversial e-mail service. Eimi Lev,  Ohio University
Respondent: Brett Lunceford

12:30-1:45 p.m.           
Windsor C
Using the Internet to Serve Relationships and Groups: Unconventional Approaches and Practices in Studying the Internet’s Influence on Romantic Relationships and Group Identity

Chair: Bridget Long, Bowling Green State University
‘Poke’-ing Around for a Date:  Facebook, the Poke, and Online Date Shopping. Jimmy Manning, Northern Kentucky University
‘Shopping’ for a Date Online:  The Importance of Appearance and Profile Content in Choosing a Match.  Bridget long, Bowling Green State Univ.
Finding Love Online:  Unconventional Adventures on Manhunt.com. Ahmet Atay, Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale
Online Identity Negotiation of Indian Immigrants in the Search for a Life Partner. Deepa Oommen, Bowling Green State Univ
The Influence of MySpace and Facebook Events on Interpersonal Relationships. Kelly Morrison, Michigan State University, Carmen Lee, Michigan State University, Ben Wiedmaier, Michigan State University, Jayson Dibble, Michigan State University
Digital Epideictic:  A Case Study of Facebook Groups. John Jones, Univ. of Texas, Austin

2-3:15 p.m.  
Manchester D
Exploring Facebook: Theories and Perceptions

Chair: Sumitra Srinivasan
For All the World to See: Exploring Self-Objectification and Face-ism in Facebook Picture Profiles. Katie Striley, Missouri State Univ; David Steinweg,  Missoui State University
Uses and Gratifications of Facebook: An Exploration of Facebook Use by College Students.  Erin Bryant; Washington State University
Facebook Memorial Walls and CMC’s Effect on the Grieving Process. Jocelyn DeGroot, Ohio University
Facebook Norms and Expectancy Violations. Cara Cotter, Canisius College; Melissa Wanzer, Canisius College
The Two Faces of Facebook: Perception of Deception in an Online Environment. Christopher Mapp,  Louisiana State University; Khaled Nasser, Louisiana State University; Pavica Sheldon Louisiana State University; James Honeycutt,  Louisiana State University; Suzette Bryan, Southeastern Louisiana Univ; Joseph Burns,  Southeastern Louisiana University
Respondent: Ulla Bunz

2:00-3:15 p.m.  
Windsor C
unCONVENTIONal Interaction: Studying Communication in Second Life

An unCONVENTIONal classroom: Teaching and learning about collaboration in Second Life.  Lynette Leonard, Univ. of Nebraska, Omaha; Lesley Withers, Central Michigan Univ
To speak or not to speak:  Use of voice in Second Life. Nancy Jennings, Univ of Cincinnati; Chris Collins, University of Cincinnati.
The Utility of Online Presentations via Second Life as a Tool for Reducing Communication Apprehension. Scott Crabill, Oaklund University; Jeffrey Youngquist, Oakland University; Jaboc Cayanus, Oakland University.
Organizational Presence in Second Life:  Analysis of Communication Strategies.  Mihaela Vorvoreanu, Clemson University
Mapping the Identity(s) of Second Life Residents. Mathew Woods, San Francisco State Univ

3:30-4:45 p.m.
Windsor C
CMC: Interpersonal Issues, Theories, and Measurements

Chair:  Nan Hogg
Avatar usage and initial interactions: Effects of informativeness of avatar on uncertainty and liking.  David Westerman, West Virginia University; Ron Tamborini, Michigan State University
The effects of self-monitoring and acquaintance on online and face-to-face interactions: An examination of the social identity model of deindividuation.  Erin Ruppel,  University of Arizona; Joseph Bonito, University of Arizona
The Effects of Emoticons on Interpersonal Evaluations of Senders. Kelly Borycki, Michigan State University; Sarah Greenberg,  Michigan State University; Christine Knasel, Michigan State University; Leif Peterson,  Michigan State University; Jessica Valentine,  Michigan State University; Amara Vear,  Michigan StateUniversity;  Daniel Westrick,  Michigan State University; Ian Zang,  Michigan State University; Joseph Walther,  Michigan State University
Virtually Friends in Cyberspace: Explaining the Migration from FtF to CMC Relationships with Electronic Functional Propinquity Theory. Renee Human, University of Kentucky;  Derek Lane, University of Kentucky
Measuring Online Communication Attitude: Scale Development and Validation. Andrew Ledbetter, Ohio University
Respondent:  Brandon VanderHeide


Monday, November 24

8:00-9:15 a.m.
Mohsen A
Rhetorical Theory and Presentation Technology: A 21st-Century Perspective

Chair: Jean Jones, Edinboro Universit
PowerPoint and the Evolution of Eloquence: An Exploration of Changing Norms. Dale Cyphert, Univ of  Northern Iowa
PowerPoint, Rhetoric and Technological Idolatry.  Jean Jones, Edinboro University
“Teaching with Technology” as a Fractured Narrative: Seduction and Consummation of an In-Class PowerPoint Relationship. Star Muir, George Mason University
Respondent: Alfred Mueller II, Penn State Univ, Mont Alto

9:30-10:45 a. m.
Mohsen A
SecondLife: Virtual Identities

Chair: Ananda Mitra, Wake Forest University
How to make friends and influence people in Secondlife.  Jason Tyson, Wake Forest University; Ananda Mitra, Wake Forest University
I M AGING: When Bodies Live Virtual Reality. Sue Ellen McComas, Bowling Green State University
Yahi Hai Bollystan” Mapping south Asia in SecondLife  Radhika Gajjala, Bowling Green State Univ
Emotional and Pragmatic Mobility of the Individual in Secondlife.   Kevin Heston, University of North Carolina at Greenboro; Gregory Grieve, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. 
Respondent: Radhika Gajjala, Bowling Green State Univ

11:00 -12:15
Mohsen A
Massive behaviors: Using the Virtual World Exploratorium to Test Communication Theories Within a Social Online Game

Chair:  Dmitri Williams, University of Southern California
Computational models for inferring trust, social capital, and efficiently tracking community evolution in a virtual world.  Nishith Pathak, University of Minnesota; David Kua-Wei Hsu, University of Minnesota; Youngae Kim, University of Minnesota; Jaideep Sivasta, University of Minnesota; Muhammed Ahmad, University of Minnesota;
Pwn the mob, noob: Chat, grouping, and trust within MMOs. Cuihua Shen, University of Southern California, Li Xiong, University of Southern California; Dmitri Williams, University of Southern California, Jae Eun Chung, University of Southern California
Co-evolution of social networks and behaviors among members of virtual communities. Yun Huang, Northwestern University; Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University
Going (online) with the flow: Modeling flow within a large social online world. Searle Huh, Univ of Southern California; Robindra Ratan, University of Southern California; Dmitri Williams, University of Sothern California
Respondent:  Marshall Scott Poole, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign