Cybermethods: An assessment

  • Hellen Megens
  • Brian Martin


Methods of communication and action on the Internet, such as e-mail, encryption and hacking, can be broadly grouped into four categories: expressing, protecting, information gathering and interfering. This classification helps explain the distribution of concern about cybermethods and offers a guide for assessing and designing future methods. As forms of technology, cybermethods are neither neutral nor autonomous. Methods of expressing and protecting are most suitable for promoting a society with greater equality and participation.
How to Cite
Megens, H., & Martin, B. (2003). Cybermethods: An assessment. First Monday, 8(2).