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Composition in the Age of the Dot-Com: How One Virtual Community Served as a Collaborative Learning Group in Response to the Events of September 11, 2001-The Gottfried and Martha Lang Student Prize Paper

Rebekah Bennetch

The events of September 11, 2001, literally changed the world. In search of comfort and understanding, people turned to technology during this time of crisis – contacting family members via telephone or email, contributing to electronic memorials and charities, and discussing the events with others through electronic conversations. These conversations allowed people to vent their frustrations and fears over what was happening while sharing diverse perspectives through a global medium.

High Plains Applied Anthropologist No. 2, Vol. 22, Fall, 2002 pp 148 – 156

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