Howard Rheingold

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Howard Rheingold (born July 7, 1947) is a critic, writer, and teacher; his specialties are on the cultural, social and political implications of modern communication media such as the Internet, mobile telephony and virtual communities (a term he is credited with inventing).

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Kiesler, Sara, Kraut, Robert E., Donath, Judith S., Wellman, Barry, Rheingold, Howard (1998): An Internet Paradox: A Social Medium That May Undermine Sociability. In: Poltrock, Steven, Grudin, Jonathan (eds.) Proceedings of the 1998 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work November 14 - 18, 1998, Seattle, Washington, United States. pp. 403-404.

Rheingold, Howard (2000): Tools for Thought -- The History and Future of Mind-Expanding Technology, MIT Press,

Rheingold, Howard (1993): The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier, The MIT Press,

Rheingold, Howard (1994): A slice of life in my virtual community. In: "Global Netorks: Computers and International Communication" MIT Press .