Electronic tribes (E-Tribes): Some theoretical perspectives and implications

Bolanle Olaniran

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

4 Scopus citations


With computer-mediated communication (CMC) media such as the Internet, the barriers of time and geographical boundaries to communication are easily overcome. Thus, the idea of electronic tribe (i.e., e-tribe) is able to take shape where individuals are able to communicate with like-minded people, with the aid of electronic communication media, as if they are within the same geographical area. The flexibility and speed offered by electronic media provide easy access for communicating globally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Tribes
Subtitle of host publicationThe Virtual Worlds of Geeks, Gamers, Shamans, and Scammers
PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780292717732
StatePublished - 2008


Dive into the research topics of 'Electronic tribes (E-Tribes): Some theoretical perspectives and implications'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this