Publication Date: July 2009
Publisher: National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)
Author(s): Vanessa L. Ochs
Research Area: Culture and religion; Media, telecommunications, and information
Keywords: Technology; Health; Community Formation
Coverage: United States
The author describes her positive outlook on the rise of Cyber-communities that offer support to those who need it. The author explains her experience in an online community made up of people who had undergone surgery, or had had a family member undergo surgery. She articulates that Cyber-communities offer support of a different caliber than a bouquet of flowers from a neighbor.
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