14.0697 rev edn of Rheingold's The Virtual Community

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 697.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 11:05:11 +0000
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: Howard Rheingold on _The Virtual Community_ a revised edition

    Dear Humanist Readers,

    The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier
    (revised edition) by Howard Rheingold

    For more information please visit

    Howard Rheingold has been called the First Citizen of the Internet. In
    this book he tours the "virtual community" of online networking. He
    describes a community that is as real and as much a mixed bag as any
    physical community--one where people talk, argue, seek information,
    organize politically, fall in love, and dupe others. At the same time that
    he tells moving stories about people who have received online emotional
    support during devastating illnesses, he acknowledges a darker side to
    people's behavior in cyberspace. Indeed, contends Rheingold, people relate
    to each other online much the same as they do in physical communities.

    Originally published in 1993, The Virtual Community is more timely than
    ever. This edition contains a new chapter, in which the author revisits
    his ideas about online social communication now that so much more of the
    world's population is wired. It also contains an extended bibliography.

    Howard Rheingold's numerous books include Tools for Thought (MIT Press,
    2000), Virtual Reality, and The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog.

    6 x 9, 360 pp., paperback ISBN 0-262-68121-8

    For more details, please contact, Jud Wolfskill, Associate Publicist, MIT
    Press at <wolfskil@mit.edu> Thank you.

    Arun Tripathi

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