Empathic communities: reaching out across the Web

@article{Preece1998EmpathicCR,
  title={Empathic communities: reaching out across the Web},
  author={J. Preece},
  journal={Interactions},
  year={1998},
  volume={5},
  pages={32-43}
}
  • J. Preece
  • Published 1998
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Interactions
  • As a child, I was told that " a trouble shared is a trouble halved. " People need to discuss their problems, particularly medical problems. But in this fast-moving, modern society, it can be difficult to find listeners who understand the problem. Howard Rheingold [17] has shown the power of online communities in his thoughtful portrayal of the WELL 1. Now, with tens of 
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