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" Question 7: are virtual communities "real" communities? Despite the limited social presence of online links, the Net successfully maintains strong, supportive community ties, and it may be increasing the number and diversity of weak ties. The Net is especially... "
Networks in the Global Village: Life in Contemporary Communities - Page 353
edited by - 1999 - 377 pages
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Communities in Cyberspace

Marc A. Smith, Peter Kollock - Social Science - 1999 - 323 pages
...where the lack of information about personal characteristics may promote attraction between people only on the basis of their membership in that group (Lea...their own. They are not just pale imitations of "real life."The Net is the Net. The limited evidence available suggests that the relationships people develop...
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Global Ethnography: Forces, Connections, and Imaginations in a Postmodern World

Michael Burawoy, Joseph A Blum, Sheba George, Zsuzsa Gille, Millie Thayer - 2000 - 408 pages
...conveying complex information or to building and sustaining trust, computer-supported communication seemed "especially suited to maintaining intermediate-strength ties between people who cannot see each other frequently."1 ' ' USTech is situated in one of the areas best known for information technology in Ireland....
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The Critical Study of Work: Labor, Technology, and Global Production

Rick Baldoz, Charles Koeber, Philip Kraft - Business & Economics - 2009 - 295 pages
...conveying complex information or to building and sustaining trust, computer-supported communication seemed "especially suited to maintaining intermediate-strength...between people who cannot see each other frequently" (Wellman et al. 1996, 231). USTech is also located within one of the locations best known for information...
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Establishing the Foundation of Collaborative Networks: IFIP TC 5 Working ...

Luis Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Paulo Novais - Computers - 2007 - 689 pages
This book includes a number of selected papers from the PRO-VE '07 Conference providing a comprehensive overview of recent advances in various CN domains. There is a special ...
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