A pioneering examination of the folkloric qualities of the World
Wide Web, e-mail, and related digital media. These stuidies show
that folk culture, sustained by a new and evolving vernacular, has
been a key, since the Internet's beginnings, to language, practice,
and interaction online. Users of many sorts continue to develop the
Internet as a significant medium for generating, transmitting,
documenting, and preserving folklore.
In a set of new, insightful essays, contributors Trevor J. Blank,
Simon J. Bronner, Robert Dobler, Russell Frank, Gregory Hansen,
Robert Glenn Howard, Lynne S. McNeill, Elizabeth Tucker, and
William Westerman showcase ways the Internet both shapes and is
shaped by folklore
Subjects: Sociology, Technology
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