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  1. A Comparative Study of Regulating the Filtering of Cyberspace in the US, the EU and China; Proposals for Policymaking in Iran.Hassan Bashir & Mohammad Sadegh Nasrollahi - 2018 - Journal of Cyberspace Studies 2 (1):1-28.
    The crucial role of cyberspace attracted the special attention of the governments in different countries, which consider it both as a challenge and an opportunity. One of the key policies and preventive measures adopted concerning the challenges posed by the cyberspace is it regulation. In fact, there are only a few states have not taken any steps in regulating their cyberspace. This paper seeks to demonstrate a set of policy proposals for the Islamic Republic of Iran through the study of (...)
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  2. Rearticulating Internet Literacy.Alfred Thomas Bauer & Ebrahim Mohseni Ahooei - 2018 - Journal of Cyberspace Studies 2 (1):29-53.
    As a simple explanation, Internet literacy is a capability constitutive to utilizing the advantages of the Internet. But, due to the constant changes of digital technologies, what kinds of necessary capabilities are required to gain the advantages? In fact, more than focusing on the essential capabilities to benefit users from the Internet advantages, existing perceptions of Internet literacy have caused the misuse of large digital companies from users’ abilities. Due to the increasing importance of data economics, privacy, and cybersecurity, a (...)
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  3. Behavioral Considerations in Developing Web Information Systems: User-Centered Design Agenda.Hamid Keshavarz, Fatima Fahimnia & Fatemeh Sedigh Talemi - 2018 - Journal of Cyberspace Studies 2 (1):127-143.
    The current paper explores designing a web information retrieval system regarding the searching behavior of users in real and everyday life. Designing an information system that is closely linked to human behavior is equally important for providers and the end users. From an Information Science point of view, four approaches in designing information retrieval systems were identified as system-centered; user-centered; interactive and cognitive designs. However, there is a lack of research related to possible relationships between information behavior and information systems (...)
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    Semiotic Approach to Globalization: Living in a World of Glocal Things.Shaho Sabbar & Somayeh Dalvand - 2018 - Journal of Cyberspace Studies 2 (1):75-88.
    This paper is an effort to discuss the concept of glocalization from a semiotic point of view. In order to carry out a semiotic analysis of globalization or glocalization, first globalization needs to be defined from a semiotic perspective. Therefore, first an explanation of globalization and glocalization in semiotic terms is provided. Some believe the ongoing process in the world cannot be best described as globalization and it should be called glocalization. According to this approach, the ongoing universal process is (...)
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  5. Topographies of Hate: Islamophobia in Cyberia.Salman Sayyid - 2018 - Journal of Cyberspace Studies 2 (1):55-73.
    Islamophobia’s occurrence in any particular country has little do with the presence of Muslim; it is possible to be Islamophobic when there are virtually no Muslim around. This because the lack of Muslims is filled by the surplus of Islamophobic representations. This surplus of representations is now increasingly reliant on the internet. There are many studies reporting on Islamophobia on the internet, classifying the negative representations, the targeted acts of aggressive online behaviour against Muslims. These studies are basically taxonomies, and (...)
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  6. The Perception of Usefulness: Iranian Customers’ Evaluation of Customer Reviews.Ehsan Shahghasemi, Mojtaba Hajijafari, Maysam Shirzadifard & Mostafa Ahmadzadeh - 2018 - Journal of Cyberspace Studies 2 (1):89-102.
    Over the last decade, the retail industry has had a phenomenal growth. All figures show their success and efficiency and many studies have shown the role of customer reviews in encouraging ambivalent purchasers to buy items online. There have been numerous studies on why people read and trust these comments and taking for granted the important role of customer reviews in determining buying decision, this study endeavors to identify and explain the different factors involved in making a comment “useful.” We (...)
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  7. Topic Modeling and Classification of Cyberspace Papers Using Text Mining.Babak Sohrabi, Iman Raeesi Vanani & MMohsen Baranizade Shineh - 2018 - Journal of Cyberspace Studies 2 (1):103-125.
    The global cyberspace networks provide individuals with platforms to can interact, exchange ideas, share information, provide social support, conduct business, create artistic media, play games, engage in political discussions, and many more. The term cyberspace has become a conventional means to describe anything associated with the Internet and the diverse Internet culture. In fact, cyberspace is an umbrella term that covers all issues occurring through the interaction of information systems and humans over these networks. Deep evaluation of the scientific articles (...)
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