ERIC Number: EJ648624
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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"Community" Metaphors Online: A Critical and Rhetorical Study Concerning Online Groups.
Brown, Nicole R.
Business Communication Quarterly, v65 n2 p92-100 Jun 2002
Articulates how the term "community" has been used to identify, describe, and construct online contexts and groups--online communities. Discusses how one particular online discussion group, SpreadNet, attempts to socially construct and negotiate the meaning of the term and how such negotiation influences the (inter)actions, values, and social norms within the group. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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