July 1998

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Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine
ISSN 1076-027X / Volume 5, Number 7 / July 1, 1998

Editor's Page
Special issue guest editor Andrea Baker introduces this second issue continuing last month's exploration about relationships online.


* "Ain't Gotta Do Nothin But Be Brown and Die"
Ellen Baird reports on chat rooms used in the American Indian community. American Indians have a unique set of cultural and social norms that still exist in electronic media as much as they do offline. This article examines chat rooms from the standpoint of Erving Goffman's perspective concerning on and offstage behavior.

* Cyberspace Couples Finding Romance Online Then Meeting for the First Time in Real Life
The online world offers a very new way of meeting, knowing, and committing to a partner. Andrea Baker reports on an effort to map the features and processes of online relationships leading to intimate relationships.

* Notes from the Road: Shake, Rattle, and Quake
Robley Curtice provides us with a report from the frenetic Computer Game Developers conference recently held at Long Beach, California.

* Call for Articles: Web Usability
Do the people who call themselves "Web designers" know what they are talking about, or merely posing? Amelia DeLoach calls for articles in a forthcoming special issue on Web usability.

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