Why communication researchers should study the internet: A dialogue

John E. Newhagen, Sheizaf Rafaeli

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The importance of internet for communication researchers to build business prospects is discussed. The qualities of communication on the net includes multimedia, hypertextuality, packet switching, synchronicity and interactivity. The net has a packet switching network that has social, content and receiver, which plays an important role in restructuring the social relations or citizens of the Net. The internet offers the user a broad range of communication opportunities and help net users to solve cognitive effortful tasks and challenges.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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