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CMC
Last modified: Monday, February 25, 2002 

Short for computer-mediated communication. CMC refers to human communication via computers and includes many different forms of synchronous, asynchronous or real-time interaction that humans have with each other using computers as tools to exchange text, images, audio and video. CMC includes e-mail, network communication, instant messaging, text messaging, hypertext, distance learning, Internet forums, USENET newsgroups, bulletin boards, online shopping, distribution lists and videoconferencing.

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Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
A quarterly on-line journal from the University of Southern California.

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