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Virtual Communities and the New Economy

W. Edward Steinmueller

in Inside the Communication Revolution: Evolving Patterns of Social and Technical Interaction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296553
eISBN:
9780191685231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296553.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Innovation

A ‘virtual community’ is a new form of social grouping where its members meet and interact using computer-mediated communication. As seen in using computers and communicating through the Internet, ... More


Annihilating all that's made? Legends of virtual community

Caroline Bassett

in The Arc and the Machine: Narrative and New Media

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073427
eISBN:
9781781700907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073427.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The chapter explores a virtual community as a history of a particular kind of space, one that is made of words and to a far lesser extent images, but that is more fundamentally to be understood as ... More


Creating Boundaries in the Virtual Jazz Community

Ken Prouty

in Jazz/Not Jazz: The Music and Its Boundaries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271036
eISBN:
9780520951358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271036.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines a variety of virtual communities on the World Wide Web where the boundaries of jazz and of the jazz community are negotiated. The creation of jazz articles on Wikipedia ... More


Alone Together: The Libertarian Shift and the Network Effect

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

in Peak Oil: Apocalyptic Environmentalism and Libertarian Political Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226285269
eISBN:
9780226285573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226285573.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter 3 argues that the surprising individualism of peakists is evidence of the influence of libertarian ideas on Americans who do not consider themselves conservative. It views the peak oil ... More


Cyberspace, Power Structures, and Gay Sexual Health: The Sexuality of Thai Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in the Camfrog On-line Web-cam Chat Rooms

Ronnapoom Samakkeekarom and Pimpawun Boonmongkon

in Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083046
eISBN:
9789882207325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Cyberspace provides a venue for virtual communities in which face-to-face communication does not rely upon physical space. Within this virtual domain, individuals are able to leave aside normative ... More


Daily Life in Cyberspace: How the Computerized Counterculture Built a New Kind of Place

Howard Rheingold

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/9780262034654.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Reprinted from legendary cyberspace pioneer Howard Rheingold's classic, The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier, “Daily Life in Cyberspace: How the Computerized Counterculture ... More


Virtual Communities and Markets

Amy Speier

in Fertility Holidays: IVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479827664
eISBN:
9781479858996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827664.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter follows North Americans who turn to the Internet where they learn of reproductive travel to the Czech Republic, and become diligent consumers. This chapter follows largely female ... More


From a Republic of Letters to a Republic of Piety

Ebrahim Moosa

in What Is a Madrasa?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620138
eISBN:
9781469623337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620138.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the ideological debates within discrete madrasa networks about curriculum reform, where the cultivation of piety becomes the goal at the expense of rigorous scholarship. Aside ... More


The constructionist values of homo poieticus

Luciano Floridi

in The Ethics of Information

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199641321
eISBN:
9780191760938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641321.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In this chapter, I argue that the infosphere is an increasingly poietically enabling environment, which both enhances and requires the development of an information ethics understood as a ... More


The Modern “Experience”: Loneliness, Anonymity, and the Virtual Community

Julie Golia

in Newspaper Confessions: A History of Advice Columns in a Pre-Internet Age

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197527788
eISBN:
9780197527818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527788.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This chapter analyzes “Experience,” the popular and long-running Detroit News advice column that transformed into a vibrant virtual community. “Experience” letter writers became longtime, regular ... More


Gender and Race Online

Lisa Nakamura

in Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Our Lives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661992
eISBN:
9780191782671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661992.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The Internet provides a space that could celebrate diversity and bridge potential divides created by age, nationality, gender, or race. Virtual communities present the potential for escaping the ... More


Discussion and Conclusion

Rodney Harrison and John Schofield

in After Modernity: Archaeological Approaches to the Contemporary Past

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199548071
eISBN:
9780191917752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199548071.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, Contemporary and Public Archaeology

This book has been written at a time when late modern societies are experiencing a period of enormous social and economic upheaval. Some commentators have suggested that late modern societies ... More


Global Networks and Local Societies: Cities in the Information Age

Manuel Castells

in Globalization, Globalism, Environments, and Environmentalism: Consciousness of Connections

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199264520
eISBN:
9780191917554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199264520.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

Cities are a major source of intellectual creativity and political engagement. We have not finished, and we will never finish, understanding the transformation of cities and the impact of this ... More


Conclusion

Julie Golia

in Newspaper Confessions: A History of Advice Columns in a Pre-Internet Age

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197527788
eISBN:
9780197527818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527788.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

After World War II, transformations in the newspaper industry, in mainstream gender values, and in the nature of popular discourse again reshaped Americans’ experience with advice. The rise in the ... More


Newspaper Confessions: A History of Advice Columns in a Pre-Internet Age

Julie Golia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197527788
eISBN:
9780197527818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527788.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Newspaper Confessions chronicles the history of the newspaper advice column, a genre that has shaped Americans’ relationships with media, their experiences with popular therapy, and their virtual ... More


Introduction

Julie Golia

in Newspaper Confessions: A History of Advice Columns in a Pre-Internet Age

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197527788
eISBN:
9780197527818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527788.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This chapter introduces the idea that early advice columns were essential but overlooked precursors to today’s virtual communities. It contextualizes the genesis of advice columns in the history of ... More


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