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Starr Roxanne Hiltz: Pioneer Digital Sociologist
Jan.-March 2013 (vol. 35 no. 1)
pp. 78-85
Ramesh Subramanian, Quinnipiac University
Starr Roxanne Hiltz, coauthor of the acclaimed 1978 book The Network Nation, was one of the earliest sociologists to study online and virtual communities. Her groundbreaking work with Murray Turoff forecast the future development of virtual communities and their effects on society, politics, and law as well as helped to set a precedence for online learning and group decision-making research.
Index Terms:
online learning,history of computing,Starr Roxanne Hiltz,Murray Turoff,The Network Nation,Electronic Information Exchange System,EIES,virtual communities,human-computer interaction,social computing,networked communities
Citation:
Ramesh Subramanian, "Starr Roxanne Hiltz: Pioneer Digital Sociologist," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 78-85, Jan.-March 2013, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2013.11
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