Revisiting Computer-Mediated Community and Technology
- Steve Jones - University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
New Media Cultures
Mass Communication (General)
After a brief introduction to the history of computer-mediated communication, each essay in this volume highlights specific cyber `societies' and how computer-mediated communication affects the notion of self and its relation to community. Contributors probe issues of community, standards of conduct, communication, means of fixing identity, knowledge, information and the exercise of power in social relations.
Unfortunately most of the findings in this volume are dated. I sometimes recommend it for students doing research but only for a historical perspective on computer mediated discourse.