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" Virtual communities are social aggregations that emerge from the Net when enough people carry on those public discussions long enough, with sufficient human feeling, to form webs of personal relationships in cyberspace "
The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier - Page xx
by Howard Rheingold - 1993 - 335 pages
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Ordinary People and Extraordinary Evil: A Report on the Beguilings of Evil

Fred Emil Katz - PHILOSOPHY - 2010 - 168 pages
...and data" (15). This version of community is also evident in his definition of virtual communities as "social aggregations that emerge from the Net when...carry on those public discussions long enough, -with suff1cient human feeling, to form webs of personal relationships in cyberspace" (5, emphasis mine)....
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Virtual Culture: Identity and Communication in Cybersociety

Steve Jones - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1997 - 272 pages
...reflects this understanding of community in the absence of the earlier spatially proximate definition. Virtual communities are social aggregations that emerge from the Net when enough people carry on ... public discussions long enough, with sufficient human feeling, to form webs of personal relationships...
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The Globalization of Child Law: The Role of The Hague Conventions

Sharon Lynn Detrick, Paul Vlaardingerbroek - Law - 1999 - 195 pages
...described the "virtual community" as "social aggregations that emerge ... when enough people carry on ... public discussions long enough, with sufficient human...feeling, to form webs of personal relationships in cyberspace"57 He notes that "[i]t's a bit like a neighborhood pub or coffee shop. It's a little like...
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Virtual Politics: Identity and Community in Cyberspace

Dr David Holmes, Llb - 1997 - 256 pages
...concepts of individual, technology and society are dissolved. Virtual community For Howard Rheingold, virtual communities 'are social aggregations that emerge from the Net when enough people' interact for 'long enough, with sufficient human feeling, to form webs of personal relationships in...
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Cultures of Politics, Politics of Cultures: Re-visioning Latin American ...

Sonia E. Alvarez, Evelina Dagnino, Arturo Escobar - Social Science - 1998 - 459 pages
...between reality, virtuality, and imagination (Ribeiro 1996). According to Howard Rheingold ( 1994; 5), "virtual communities are social aggregations that...form webs of personal relationships in cyberspace." 8. The Cuban National Library of Science and Technology, together with the Autonomous National University...
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Rhetorical Ethics and Internetworked Writing

James E. Porter - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 203 pages
...though, is by no means a communitarian. In his view communities are simply collections of individuals: "Virtual communities are social aggregations that...form webs of personal relationships in cyberspace" (p. 5). This construction of community is a Rawlsian contractarian one: The community is constituted...
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Media & Performance: Along the Border

Johannes H. Birringer - Art - 1998 - 381 pages
...technology to link people around the world into public discussions." Next he defines virtual communities as "social aggregations that emerge from the Net when...form webs of personal relationships in cyberspace." Finally, he defines cyberspace, a term taken from William Gibson's science-fiction novel Neuromancer,...
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The Media Reader: Continuity and Transformation

Hugh Mackay, Tim O'Sullivan - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 425 pages
...how bits oi computer data move over wires and are reassembled as computer files at their desnnations, are invisible and irrelevant to most people who use...form webs of personal relationships in cyberspace. Cyherspace, originally a term from William Gibson's science-fiction novel Neuromancer, is the name...
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Civic Discourse: Intercultural, International, and Global Media, Volume 2

Michael H. Prosser, K. S. Sitaram - Business & Economics - 1999 - 508 pages
...aggregations that emerge from the Internet when: enough people carry [on interconnected computer networks] public discussions long enough, with sufficient human...webs of personal relationships in cyberspace[...] People in virtual communities use words on screens to exchange pleasantries and argue, engage in intellectual...
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The Internet: A Philosophical Inquiry

Gordon Graham - Computers - 1999 - 179 pages
...virtual communities are social aggregations that emerge from the Net when enough people carry on ... public discussions long enough, with sufficient human...form webs of personal relationships in cyberspace. (Rheingold, p. 5) The first thing to be observed about this definition is that it contains no reference...
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