Date of Award
Communication - Communication Studies Track
A thesis on communication between individuals as mediated by the Internet, concluding that certain types of messages are interpersonal as well as public in nature. Away messages and blogs are examined as evidence that Internet- mediated interpersonal communication is a new context. The researcher determines that Internet-mediated communication (IMC) results in several communicative adaptations unique to this medium and that significance lies within the development of extended interpersonal relationship through the creation and expansion of online social networks.
Cannella, Katharine A., "Internet-Mediated Communication: Publicly Interpersonal" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 139.