The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier (Google eBook)

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MIT Press, 1993 - 335 pages
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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

Contents

The Heart of the WELL
1
Daily Life in Cyberspace How the Computerized Counterculture Built a New Kind of Place
25
Visionaries and Convergences The Accidental History of the Net
57
Grassroots Groupminds
109
MultiUser Dungeons and Alternate Identities
149
Realtime Tribes
181
Japan and the Net
205
Telematique and Messageries Roses A Tale of Two Virtual Communities
231
Electronic Frontiers and Online Activists
255
Disinformocracy
295
Rethinking Virtual Communities
323
Afterword 1994
393
Bibliography
405
Index
427
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