`Making Moosic': The Development of Personal Relationships on Line and a Comparison to their Off-Line Counterparts

  title={`Making Moosic': The Development of Personal Relationships on Line and a Comparison to their Off-Line Counterparts},
  author={Malcolm R. Parks and Lynne D. Roberts},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  pages={517 - 537}
Despite the rapid development of the Internet over the past decade and the associated media hyperbole about cyberspace relationships, there is a paucity of systematic research examining the prevalence, type and development of personal relationships in on-line settings. This research examines relational topography in real-time text-based virtual environments known as MOOs (Multi-User Dimensions, Object Oriented). Current users of MOOs (235) completed a survey on MOO relationships, with 155 also… 
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