ERIC Number: EJ624614
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Constructing the Self through Modification of Convention in Computer-Mediated Environments.
Karetnick, Rachel D.
New Jersey Journal of Communication, v9 n1 p88-102 Spr 2001
Investigates whether participants in online environments (Multi-User Dungeon) take advantage of the technological capability to be something different, or instead manipulate the online environment to reflect the world off-line. Suggests individual choice inherent in strategic use of programmed convention is not welcome behavior, and that virtual spaces are imbedded in cultural practices carried over from traditional face-to-face contexts. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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