The Web is essentially a communications medium, providing a way for organizations, individuals, and groups to connect in a variety of ways. The applications discussed in the other chapters in this part reflect this--they all show examples of the Web as a communications tool. In this chapter, we'll examine this aspect of the Web in more detail by looking at a variety of applications. We'll explore how the Web can be used for communication in various contexts---individual, group, organizational, mass publishing, and specialized areas such as surveillance and information.
Online applications discussed:
- Der Hyperspielplatz der J-ko (Jane Patterson's Home Page)
- Ellen Spertus' Home Page
- Michael Witbrock's Fabulous Sepia Home Page
- bianca's Shack
- St. Olaf College, Minnesota
- Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR)
- The Palo Alto Weekly
- John Labovitz's e-zine-list
- Electric Press, Inc.
- Centre de recherches sur les communications
- Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio
- O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
- Center for Innovative Computer Applications--Spy on CICA Celebrities
- Wait while I Climb onto the Roof--Temperature on the University of Colorado/Boulder Engineering Center Roof
- Trojan Room Coffee Machine
- Interactive Weather Browser at Michigan State University
- the Clearinghouse for Networked Information Discovery and Retrieval
- The United States Library of Congress
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