AO: The authors note heavy use of online communication and collaboration tools including Facebook groups, Wiki pages, blogs, email and message groups. (page 50).
AO: The authors note their remote physical distance from those they are engaging with. “We note that our research has been so far conducted remotely. The first author did visit Damascus once in September 2011 and met with several members, however, afterwards the research team has been residing in Switzerland. To triangulate our data under these conditions, we engage in discussions among CTVC members on social media, and we keep in contact with community members to collect their reflections through non-structured conversations (over text-chat and email).”