ERIC Number: EJ563840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Policing Ourselves: Defining the Boundaries of Appropriate Discussion in Online Forums.
Johnson-Eilola, Johndan; Selber, Stuart A.
Computers and Composition, v13 n3 p269-91 1996
Examines one online forum conventionally defined as open, the discussion list TECHWR-L, and considers some positionings and restrictions that both validate and invalidate participants' conversational topics. Considers the question of democracy as it relates to electronic conversations. Suggests that a wide range of discursive conditions, not just software and hardware features, delimit the boundaries of appropriate discussion. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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