The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier

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Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 325 pages
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Looks at online communities in the United States, Japan, England, and France, describes the types of interaction possible through computer networks, and looks at the threats posed by commercialization and government monitoring

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Review: The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier

User Review  - Laurel - Goodreads

I decided to read this book as inspiration for a course I am preparing for the Spring of 2011: "Living out loud- the evolution of life online". The book is almost 20 years old, and for me was a trip ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

For a book written 20 years ago, parts of it hold up amazingly well. Rheingold correctly predicted a lot of Internet issues, like service-for-privacy and the rise of social networks. Read full review

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Howard Rheingold, an influential writer and thinker on social media, is the author of "Tools for Thought: The History and Future of Mind-Expanding Technology", "The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier" (both published by the MIT Press), and "Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution".

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