Some Resources on Online Communication
MUDs, MOOs, MUSHes etc.
- MUDs, MOOs, MUSHs, created by Steve Thorne (firstname.lastname@example.org) and maintained by Erika Shuh (email@example.com): contains short descriptions of and connections to a number of Educational MU*s, including foreign-language and ESL-oriented ones, and to social MOOs, as well as information about MUDding, MUD and MOO clients, papers and Web pages about MOOs, as well as a brief description of MOO history and basic commands.
- MUDs (Sites): contains links and connections to a number of MU*s and papers about them.
- MUDs Papers: contains links to online versions of papers that have been written about MUDs, MOOs, and other, similar online communications forums, both ethnographically oriented and papers discussing how such communications tools may be used in the modern workplace.
- Research on and around MUDs : provides links to material about people involved in MU* research, papers, MUD sites, and related software projects
- Xerox Parc's public collection of papers includes important early research about LamdaMOO and other MUD/MOOs.
- Janice Walker's page on MUDs and MOOs: includes information on graphical MU*s, research papers on MU*s, student projects, an annotated bibliography of electronically available works on MUDs and MOOs, and access to MUD clients.
- MUD and MU* clients from the FTP archives for the College of Computer Science at Northeastern University.
IRC and other types of online chat
Liszt mailing list directory: information on and connections to hundreds of mailing lists on topics including
Arts, Crafts, Television, Movies, Books, Writing, Science Fiction, Computers, Education, Humanities (Philosophy, History, Psychology), Music (Bands, Singer-Songwriters, Genres), News (international, Regional, Politics), Recreation (Games, Sports ), Science (Biology, Astronomy, Chemistry), Business (Finance, Jobs, Marketing), Culture ( Gay, Jewish, Parenting), Health (Medicine, Allergy, Support), Internet Nature (Animals, Environment, Plants), Politics (Environment, Activism), Religion (Christian, Jewish, Women), Social (Regional, Religion, Kids).
Internet vocabulary and technical terms
- whatis?com contains a great deal of information about computer technology, including an extensive, encyclopedic dictionary of terms with external links.
- Free Online Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC): a huge, searchable dictionary of computing terms, including Internet vocabulary.
- The most "official" and mostly up-to-date site for the "Jargon File" (version 4.2.3), and for information about it and its print offspring MIT Press's The New Hacker's Dictionary . Updated as of November 2000, and *the* classic source for online terms.
John Watson's fancier presentation (version 4.2.0 dated January 2000).
Ethnography and Anthropology in general
Other sources of information and help
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Comments to: Sara Kimball
Last updated January, 2001