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Caribbean Communication: Social Mediation Through the Caribbean ICT Virtual Community (CIVIC)

  • Roger Caruth
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Abstract

New technologies, represented by information and communication technologies (ICTs), are changing the communication pattern taking place over the Internet throughout the Caribbean region. These ICTs have increased the way individuals connect and create new ways of direct virtual participation and communication. Virtual communities enabled by computer-mediated communication are an example of the type of technologies that enable interpersonal online communication. This chapter examines the Caribbean ICT Virtual Community known as “CIVIC” utilizing netnography as the method to study the cultural behavior of members of the collaborative virtual environment fostered by this online community.

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  • Roger Caruth
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  1. 1.Annenberg School of CommunicationUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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