• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Like its predecessor, the best-selling CyberSociety, published in 1994, Cybersociety 2.0 is rooted in criticism and analysis of computer-mediated technologies to assist readers in becoming critically aware of the hype and hopes pinned on computer-mediated communication and of the cultures that are emerging among Internet users. Both books are products of a particular moment in time, and serve as snapshots of the concerns and issues that surround the burgeoning new technologies of communication. 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 ...

Information, Internet, and Community: Notes toward an Understanding of Community in the Information Age
Information, internet, and community: Notes toward an understanding of community in the information age
Steven G.Jones

It seems that in the few years since the Internet's rise from a network of computers to popular cultural (and commercial) icon, metaphors are no longer necessary for its description. Once it was necessary to point out the Internet's function as an “information highway,” to evoke metaphors of movement, speed, control, destination, and voyage. Whether promoting the use of the Internet, as Microsoft did with its “Where do you want to go today?” advertising campaign, or being critical of its development, as is Michael Noll (1997), who stated, “The (information superhighway) has not been as super as ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles