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Monday, May 01, 2006

Notes And Ideas From Week 8 Readings

The Pearly Gates Of Cyberspace

*Cyber-Utopia - Primary appeal of cyberspace.
*Net beckons us all with a vision of friendship and the hope of inclusion in a wider social whole.
*People can judge you in real life. Where you live, Beverly Hills or the Bronx. They can't do this on line.
*Everyone becomes an equal member of society in cyber space, even a squatter!
* Bad Point of cyberspace - It is not equally open to all! How can you have a cber utopia when the internet is not available to all?
*Women are not being given a fair go on many sites. Some are being harrassed.
* Americans believe they are taming cyberspace. Really they are just trying to erase other cultures.
*Cyberspace - Less like heaven, more like Hell?


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