Net Socialisation

Sat, 18 Nov 1995 15:45:15 -0400

Hello All!

Im currently working on a short study of "cyber-culture", which is
going to look at socialisation on the net, i.e. the indoctrination of
newbies into net culture. To this end, Id like to know about your
first experiences on the net, whether it was participating in
discussions on Anthro-L or in some other forum. How did you learn the
"rules"? How were you treated by others on the list? Did you just lurk
until you got the hang of things?

Also, how do you feel about/treat newbies (assuming you dont consider
yourself one). Are they annoying? Do you send helpful/critical
messages when they get too annoying?

Thanks very much for your help.


P.S. If you could, please also give me a bit of an idea of where you're comming
from, ie are you a student, an academic, a computer geek, a technophobe, etc.

Sasha Force \ This job is a test.
\ It is only a test
Anthro/Computer Studies \ Had this been a real job,
Trent University, Peterborough \ you would be receiving
\ raises, promotions, and
email: \ other forms of recognition