The Network Nation: Human Communication Via Computer

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MIT Press, 1993 - Computers - 557 pages
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A visionary book when it was first published in the late 1970s, The Network Nation has become the defining document and standard reference for the field of computer mediated communication (CMC). This revised edition adds a substantial new chapter on "superconnectivity" (invented and defined in the unabridged edition of the Online Dictionary of the English Language, 2067) that reviews the developments of the last fifteen years and updates the authors' speculations about the future.Hiltz and Turoff highlight major current organizational, educational, and public applications of CMC, integrate their theoretical understanding of the impact of CMC technology, address ethical and legal issues, and describe a scenario in 2084. They have also added a selected bibliography on the key literature.Starr Roxanne Hiltz and Murray Turoff each hold the position of Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. They are also members of the faculty of the Graduate School of Business at Rutgers University, Newark.

  

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Contents

The Boswash TimesJuly 7 1994
7
The Boswash TimesFebruary 14 1981
40
Other ComputerMediated Communications Systems
63
Summary
70
The Boswash TimesSeptember 17 1993
76
Potential Applications and Impacts of Computerized Conferencing
129
Changes in Organizational Styles and Effectiveness
135
The Boswash TimesMay 1 1981
163
Design Principles Pertinent to Computerized Conferencing
330
TheBoswash TimesDecember 26 1985
351
The Boswash TimesAugust 6 1989
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For Discussion
419
SOCIETAL IMPACTS OF COMPUTERIZED CONFERENCING
426
Larger More Fluid Social Networks
439
The Boswash TimesEarth April 1 2025
452
CMC For Collaborative Learning
471

Communication for Developing Areas
181
TheBoswash TimesJune 1 1993
185
Bulletin of the International Society for the Study of Social Systems
210
Potential Impacts of Computerized Conferencing
216
Barriers and Problems
247
RESEARCH IMPERATIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES
253
The Technology and Its Regulation
277
The Boswash TimesAugust 12 1986
311
Political Applications
480
Theoretical Frameworks
486
Technology
501
Ethical and Legal Issues
504
Bibliography on CMC
531
Subject Index
549
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Starr Roxanne Hiltz is Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Business at Rutgers University, Newark.

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