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

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Abstract

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
Pages36-57
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780292717732
StatePublished - 2008

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    Olaniran, B. (2008). Electronic tribes (E-Tribes): Some theoretical perspectives and implications. In Electronic Tribes: The Virtual Worlds of Geeks, Gamers, Shamans, and Scammers (pp. 36-57). University of Texas Press.