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Human Communication on the Internet

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ISBN-10: 0205360319

ISBN-13: 9780205360314

Edition: 2004

Authors: Leonard Shedletsky, Joan E. Aitken

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Explores how the Internet influences us to function, think, communicate, learn, change, and evolve. This text discusses technology as a context in which human communication occurs; the focus is on the process of communication, not on technology. Covering the basic functions of the Internet, communication modes and contexts, and implications, Human Communication on the Internet offers a well-rounded look at the field of computer-mediated communication and its impact and influence on our lives.
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Book details

List price: $131.60
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/22/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Foundations
Introduction: Underpinning Ideas
Focus
Purpose
Interactivity
End Users
Paradoxical Implications
Process of Human Communication on the Internet
Focus
Developmental Perspective
Where Do We Start?
Cyberliteracy
Why Study Human Communication on the Internet?
Communication Media
Language and Writing
Visual Medium
Models of Communication
Tensions of Communication on the Internet
Focus
Globalization
Cyberspace
Theoretical Roots
Humanist versus Behavioralist Approach
Meaning
Adoption and Diffusion
Informing and Conversing
Functions
Informatics
Focus
What Is Informatics?
Research Communication
Scholarly Communication
Refereed Journals
Critical Reading and Peer Review
Quality Primary Sources about Communication
Online Databases
Full-Text Databases
Skill Section: Online Search
E-Journals
Journalism and Internet Scholarship
Communicating Scholarly Research Online
Online Scholarly Discussion Groups
The Play of Internet Communication
Focus
The Play of the Internet
Imaginative Play Like a Child
Identity Role-Playing
Interplay with the Self or Other
Play Like Theater
Games for Destruction
Playful Work
The Fun of Something New
Play of Computer Games
Playful Metaphors
Example Metaphor
Interplay between Internet and Communication Principles
Internet Communication Is a Process
Adapting to the Internet Will Increase Communication Effectiveness
Communication Is Irreversible
Internet Meanings Are in People
No One Can Experience Totally Effective Communication on the Internet
Skill Section: Communication Design on the Web
Polarization of People
Focus
Intensification of Polarization
Digital Divide or Technical Together?
Cognitive Dissonance
Video Games
Privacy
Hoaxes, Rumors, and Myths
Internet Addiction
Hostile Metaphors
Flaming
What Stimulates Flaming?
Personal Fear
Hate Speech
Fear of Terrorism
Facing Fears
Communication Modes
Intrapersonal Communication as Cognitive Collaboration
Focus
Intrapersonal Communication and the Internet
Inner/Outer Speech
Resolving the Inner/Outer Dichotomy
The Self and the Internet
Attributing Human Characteristics to Computers
Interactive Communication
Role-Playing Identity
Culture
Age
Gender
Interpersonal Communication on the Internet
Focus
Relationship between Interpersonal and Internet Communication
Meeting People and Creating Relationships
Enhancing Relationships with Family and Friends
Maintaining Long-Distance Relationships
Skill Section: Speed, Reach, Anonymity, Regard, and Interactivity
Influence on Family
The Internet as a Source of Communication Content
Using the Internet to Increase Human Interplay
Reinforcing a Child's Self-Esteem
Enabling New Opportunities for Interpersonal Relationships
Online Relationships
Groups
Focus
Mediator of Human Communication
Connecting People Who Have Needed Information or Resources
Empowering the Self through Support Information and Self-Expression
Improving the Quality of Life
Storytelling in Groups
Developing Community through Groups
Characteristics of Online Group Discussion
Unique Language
Ignoring
Lurking
Conversation Lulls
Skill Section: High-Volume E-mail
Internet Anonymity
Virtual Reality
Lack of Nonverbals
Skill Section: Considerations for Moderating Online Discussion
Consider Creating a Pragmatic System in Advance
Consider Encouraging Brief E-Mails
Consider Avoiding Private, Direct E-Mails
Consider Allowing Confidential Talk
Health Care Empowerment through Groups
Patient-Doctor Communication
Patient Storytelling Groups
Accuracy of Information
Contexts outside the Home
Workplace Contexts
Focus
Perspectives of Understanding Organizational Communication
Revising Traditional Theories about the Workplace
Bureaucracy
Scientific Management
Administration
Classical Management
Human Relations
Theory X and Theory Y
Participative Decision Making
Symbiotic Relationship between People and Organizations
Contingency Theories
Business Communication on the Internet
Systems
Communication Patterns
Roles
Tensions
Paradoxes Abound Regarding the Internet and Organizations
Decision Making
Internet Play May Interfere with Business
Culture and Climate
E-Business
Online Business Interaction
Consumer Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Collaborative Communication
Groupthink
Communication Overload
Risky Communication
Skill Section: Manager Communication
Educational Contexts
Focus
Intensified Learning
Allow Anyone to Learn Anything, Anytime, Anywhere
Intensification of Effort
Educational Policy and Internet Communication
Academic Collaboration
Implications
Consequences and Conclusions
Focus
Convergence
Communication Perspective
In the Works
Reflections
Skill Section: Internet Behavior
Confirm Important Communications
Engage Your Sense of Humor
Ask Questions
Use Netiquette
References
Index