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The virtual community : homesteading on the electronic frontier

Author: Howard Rheingold
Publisher: Cambridge : The MIT Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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Howard Rheingold tours the "virtual community" of online networking. Howard Rheingold has been called the First Citizen of the Internet. In this book he tours the "virtual community" of online networking. He describes a community that is as real and as much a mixed bag as any physical community -- one where people talk, argue, seek information, organize politically, fall in love, and dupe others. At the same time  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rheingold, Howard.
Virtual community.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2000
(DLC) 00041851
(OCoLC)44162557
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Rheingold
ISBN: 026229141X 9780262291415 0262261103 9780262261104
OCLC Number: 1076491529
Description: 1 online resource (480 pages)
Responsibility: Howard Rheingold.

Abstract:

Howard Rheingold tours the "virtual community" of online networking. Howard Rheingold has been called the First Citizen of the Internet. In this book he tours the "virtual community" of online networking. He describes a community that is as real and as much a mixed bag as any physical community -- one where people talk, argue, seek information, organize politically, fall in love, and dupe others. At the same time that he tells moving stories about people who have received online emotional support during devastating illnesses, he acknowledges a darker side to people's behavior in cyberspace. Indeed, contends Rheingold, people relate to each other online much the same as they do in physical communities. Originally published in 1993, The Virtual Community is more timely than ever. This edition contains a new chapter, in which the author revisits his ideas about online social communication now that so much more of the world's population is wired. It also contains an extended bibliography

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