Babbie%20We%20Am%20a%20Virtual%20Community%20-%20Topic%205

Babbie%20We%20Am%20a%20Virtual%20Community%20-%20Topic%205...

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1 We Am a Virtual Community Earl Babbie Old School History ¾ Listserves ¾ Mailing Lists (monitored or unmonitored) ¾ FTP Accounts and Protocol ¾ In 1992…5000 lists. Pales by comparison: • Facebook •Myspace • Blogs •IM •Tw i t te r Avatar, Icons, Profiles and Presentation of Self ¾ Web allows participants to not identify themselves by: z Age z Sex z Gender z Stature z Body Type z Religion z Physical Appearance
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2 The Life Cycle of Communities ¾ “Autopoietic” Societies z Examples? ¾ z Organizations? The Ten Commandments for Computer Ethics 1) Thou shalt not use a computer to harm other people 2) Thou shalt not interfere with other people’s computer work 3) Thou shalt not snoop around in other people’s files 4) Thou shalt not use a computer to steal 5) Thou shalt not use a computer to bear false witness. 6) Thou shalt not use or copy software for which you
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