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Thoroughly revised and updated, this Student Edition of the successful Handbook of New Media has been abridged to showcase the best of the hardback edition. This Handbook sets out boundaries of new media research and scholarship and provides a definitive statement of the current state-of-the-art of the field. Covering major problem areas of research, the Handbook of New Media includes an introductory essay by the editors and a concluding essay by Ron Rice. Each chapter, written by an internationally renowned scholar, provides a review of the most significant social research findings and insights.
Chapter 1: Interpersonal Life Online
Interpersonal Life Online
In concluding her 1984 analysis of experimental research on computer-mediated communication, linguist Naomi Baron wrote that ‘computer mediated communication – at least as currently used – is ill suited for such “social” uses of language’ (1984: 136). Fourteen years later, in a move indicative of the shift in this ...