Better home shopping or new democracy? evaluating community network outcomes

@inproceedings{Carroll2001BetterHS,
  title={Better home shopping or new democracy? evaluating community network outcomes},
  author={John M. Carroll and Mary Beth Rosson},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2001}
}
This is a perspective paper on community networks - socio-technical infrastructures supporting villages, towns, and neighborhoods. Community networking is well-established, world wide, and addresses critical societal issues, such as the “crisis of community” and the sociality of the Internet. However, community network projects have not emphasized evaluation. Relatively little is known about the economic, social, and psychological consequences of community networks for the individuals, groups… CONTINUE READING

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