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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 ...

Feminist Fictions of Future Technology
Feminist fictions of future technology

When we look at what we can't see, what we do see is the stuff inside our heads.

—Le Guin (1989, p. 143)

The claims for what the Internet has done or will do to change our lives for much the better are widely available in the media, in news stories, advertisements, and editorials. Clearly many people in many countries are going about their work, their communication, and their relationships in somewhat different ways because of their use of the Net. Much of the reporting either portrays or assumes that computer technology is a major technical and social innovation, equally desirable to almost everyone, capable of solving numerous problems, and worthy of our time and money because it ...

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