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A personal history of social values and views on Computer-Mediated Communication from 1969 to 1998

February 19, 1998
Jacob Palme, Dept. of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University
To give a personal perspective of the history and use of CMC systems.


A discussion of the social and psychological factors which cause people to choose to use CMC systems. Such systems are claimed to support status, self-esteem, confidence, competence, communion, comradeship, give inspiration and be an outlet for generosity.

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