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Jonathon Keats

in Virtual Words: Language on the Edge of Science and Technology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195398540
eISBN:
9780197562826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195398540.003.0029
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

W00t is a contraction of an exclamation once popular in Dungeons & Dragons, Wow, Loot! , imported online by nostalgic gamers. W00t is a codeword for root, the privileged user account of a system ... More


The Origins of Social Media

Judy Malloy

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In the formative years of the Internet, researchers collaboratively connected computing systems with a goal of sharing research and computing resources. The model process with which they created the ... More


alt.hypertext: An Early Social Medium

James Blustein and Ann-Barbara Graff

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Usenet's alt.hypertext newsgroup was a “place” for the discussion of hypertext. alt.hypertext hosted discussion of hypertext in general -- its possibilities and promise. Announcements of meetings and ... More


Cultures in Cyberspace: Communications System Design as Social Sculpture

Anna Couey

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Cultures in Cyberspace was a temporary communications network organized by the author in 1992 to connect five culturally diverse online communities in conversation: American Indian ... More


Networking the Apocalypse: End Times Communication in Newsgroups and Email Lists, 1992 to 1995

Robert Glenn Howard

in Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773086
eISBN:
9780814790748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773086.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter goes back in time to document the movement as it first appeared online in a medium called “Usenet newsgroups.” When the mainstream Christians that dominated communication in this medium ... More


Eternal September of the Digital Humanities

Bethany Nowviskie

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0025
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter presents the author’s thoughts about a so-called eternal September of the digital humanities. “Eternal September” is a notion that comes from Usenet culture—the early peer-to-peer ... More


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Jonathon Keats

in Virtual Words: Language on the Edge of Science and Technology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195398540
eISBN:
9780197562826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195398540.003.0030
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

The snigger point, or note of cachinnation, was invented by Ambrose Bierce in 1887. He proposed the new typographic symbol as “an improvement in punctuation,” explaining in an essay that “it is ... More


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