New book offers important guidance for online ethnography

Ethnography and Virtual Worlds:A Handbook of Method written by Tom Boellstorff, Bonnie Nardi, Celia Pearce & T. L. Taylor has been recently release from Princeton University Press. It seeks to offer a comprehensive overview of ethnographic methods for the study online virtual worlds, including both game and nongame environments. This promises to be an important resource for internet researchers and students. More information can be foudn at, and the first chapter of the text can also be downloaded at the site.