Researching Virtual Communities

What is the most credible way to gain entrance into a virtual ethnic community? You may need to think of cultivating “ethos,” that is, the credibility you exude through your writing. Straightforward enough, you think, as people are naturally drawn to charisma and erudition in any and all situations, but online there’s one extra complication: you need to demonstrate technological agility. Read my chapter in the book Digital Writing Research: Technologies, Methodologies and Ethical Issues (New Dimensions in Computers and Composition).