The Continuum of Online Communication
Dan Saffer, Adaptive Path, May 21, 2007
Saffer’s brief blog post describes online communication as a continuum from the dictational to conversational and places several communication technologies along the line.
Clive Thompson on How Twitter Creates a Social Sixth Sense
Clive Thompson, Wired Magazine: Issue 15.07, June 26, 2007
In this post, Thompson describes Twitter as providing “social proprioception,” helping a group of people develop a sense of itself as an entity.
Evolution of Communication: From Email to Twitter and Beyond
Alex Iskold, Read/WriteWeb, May 30, 2007
Iskold discusses the way communication is changing, maps current technologies to the forms of communication they resemble (and replace), and poses questions about possible future forms.
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How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet
Douglas Adams, The Sunday Times, August 29, 1999.
Although this short piece is almost a decade old, Adams’ observations on the nature of technology and communication continue to be apt.
The Internet as Third Place
Fred Gooltz, Advomatic, retrieved October 11, 2007
Gooltz reflects on the qualities that make an ideal public space and observes that for young people, these spaces may well exist online.
Posted by NMC on November 29, 2007