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ERIC Number: EJ515813
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1083-6101
From to : Nicknames, Play and Identity on Internet Relay Chat.
Bechar-Israeli, Haya
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, v1 n2 Nov 1995
Examines nicknames of Internet Relay Chat (IRC) users, whose identities are condensed into a single line which states their nicknames, the electronic address, and a slogan or the users' real names. Demonstrates that although people play games with their nicknames, the nicknames they choose are an inherent part of their Net identity and their "real-life" identity. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Internet Relay Chat; Nicknames
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