Previous Chapter Chapter 2: Early Social Computing: The Rise and Fall of the BBS Scene (1977–1995) Next Chapter

Aaron Delwiche

In: The SAGE Handbook of Social Media

Chapter 2: Early Social Computing: The Rise and Fall of the BBS Scene (1977–1995)

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

Early Social Computing: The Rise and Fall of the BBS Scene (1977–1995)
Early social computing: The rise and fall of the BBS scene (19771995)
Aaron Delwiche

In 1976, the long sixties were over. American troops had left Vietnam after almost two decades of grueling warfare, and 18-year-olds had finally been awarded the right to vote in state and federal elections. Alex Haley's (1976) novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family spent more than five months at the top of the bestseller list, and 16,000 activists marched in Springfield, Illinois to show their support for the Equal Rights Amendment. Much had changed during the previous decades on almost every front, but our global communication landscape remained largely unchanged in fundamental ways. Although the long sixties had ...

Looks like you do not have access to this content.

Login

Don’t know how to login?

Click here for free trial login.

Back to Top

Copy and paste the following HTML into your website