An empirical investigation of boundaries to virtual public discourse structure

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Abstract

'Virtual publics' are a type of computer mediated discourse space created by using various technologies including email, the USENET, web based bulletin boards, IRC, MUDS, etc. [3]. This paper outlines on-going field research into the boundaries to interactive virtual public discourse, ha particular, it describes research aimed at mapping such boundaries via analysis of millions of user contributions to over one thousand USENET and LISTSERV® based virtual publics. This effort will provide data that can be used to derive rules for the segmentation of interactive discussion groups. Such rules are of importance to those interested in the usability of computer mediated communication technologies. However, in this case usability refers to a group level concept.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI'00 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA'00
Pages69-70
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2000 - The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: Apr 1 2000Apr 6 2000

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

OtherConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2000
CountryNetherlands
CityThe Hague
Period4/1/004/6/00

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

Keywords

  • Computer mediated communication
  • Information overload
  • Virtual communities
  • Virtual publics

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