JMay. Research on other types of ICT eg, mobile phone—based instant messaging apps should be conducted to promote understanding and practice of ICT-based social-isolation interventions for elderly people. Rheingold describes how one user community activated enough expertise and finances to mount a medical airlift for an injured colleague, and how even the beginnings of "the Well"--network home to his "virtual community"--relied on financial contributions and credit from early users to upgrade and maintain the system.
The virtual community: Homesteading on the electronic frontier.
Subsequent authors have taken up the vision or the ideal of hypertext and articulated it further. According to Crystalthese concerns are neither without grounds nor unseen in history — it surfaces almost always when a new technology breakthrough influences languages; as seen in the 15th century when printing was introduced, the 19th century when the telephone was invented and the 20th century when broadcasting began to penetrate our society.
This special theme section of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication brings together scholarship on these emergent phenomena. For instance, inApple announced their intention to actively step up their efforts to help companies incorporate the iPhone into their enterprise environment, facilitated by technological developments in streamlining integrated features push e-mail, calendar and contact management using ActiveSync.
And they are negated by electronic social support.