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Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link

  • By: Lori Kendall
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

The Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link (WELL) is one of the oldest and most famous examples of a virtual community. Started in 1985 as a local dial-in bulletin board service (BBS), the WELL is currently owned by http://Salon.com, ...

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