Conversation and Community

Chat in a Virtual World

Lynn Cherny

Conversation and Community
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Lynn Cherny

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369 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1999
Cloth $64.95 ISBN: 9781575861555 Published June 1999
Paper $27.00 ISBN: 9781575861548 Published June 1999
1. Introduction to MUDs
2. Welcome to ElseMOO
3. Feautres of the MUD register
4. Medium Effects: Turn-Taking and Back Channels
5. Emotes and the Simple Present Tense
6. MUD Community
7. Postscript: Method and Ethics

Appendix A: LambdaMOO’s “Help Manners” File
Appendix B: ElseMOO Online Documents
Appendix C: Some Welcome Messages on ElseMOO
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