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Undesigning the Internet: An exploratory study of reducing everyday Internet connectivity

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Undesigning the Internet : An exploratory study of reducing everyday Internet connectivity. / Widdicks, Kelly Victoria; Ringenson, Tina; Pargman, Daniel; Kuppusamy, Vishnupriya; Lago, Patricia.

ICT4S2018. 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability. ed. / Birgit Penzenstadler; Steve Easterbrook; Colin Venters; Syed Istiaque Ahmed. 2018. p. 384-397 (EPiC Series in Computing; Vol. 52).

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Widdicks, KV, Ringenson, T, Pargman, D, Kuppusamy, V & Lago, P 2018, Undesigning the Internet: An exploratory study of reducing everyday Internet connectivity. in B Penzenstadler, S Easterbrook, C Venters & SI Ahmed (eds), ICT4S2018. 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability. EPiC Series in Computing, vol. 52, pp. 384-397, Fifth International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S), Toronto, Canada, 14/05/18. https://doi.org/10.29007/s221

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Widdicks, K. V., Ringenson, T., Pargman, D., Kuppusamy, V., & Lago, P. (2018). Undesigning the Internet: An exploratory study of reducing everyday Internet connectivity. In B. Penzenstadler, S. Easterbrook, C. Venters, & S. I. Ahmed (Eds.), ICT4S2018. 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability (pp. 384-397). (EPiC Series in Computing; Vol. 52). https://doi.org/10.29007/s221

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Widdicks KV, Ringenson T, Pargman D, Kuppusamy V, Lago P. Undesigning the Internet: An exploratory study of reducing everyday Internet connectivity. In Penzenstadler B, Easterbrook S, Venters C, Ahmed SI, editors, ICT4S2018. 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability. 2018. p. 384-397. (EPiC Series in Computing). https://doi.org/10.29007/s221

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Widdicks, Kelly Victoria ; Ringenson, Tina ; Pargman, Daniel ; Kuppusamy, Vishnupriya ; Lago, Patricia. / Undesigning the Internet : An exploratory study of reducing everyday Internet connectivity. ICT4S2018. 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability. editor / Birgit Penzenstadler ; Steve Easterbrook ; Colin Venters ; Syed Istiaque Ahmed. 2018. pp. 384-397 (EPiC Series in Computing).

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