Electronic Groups at Work
T. Finholt and L.S. Sproull
Oct 13, 1999
- Formal vs. informal membership: is it technological or social originated?
The important point is that Distribution Lists (DL) allow both leaving the decision of how to use them to the user.
- Context perception can be direct (e.g. I see the other) or inferred (I know what is the context of the other even though I cannot see him/her)
This allows influence attempts even if there is a higher chance of error
- Invisibility of support for "masking"?
- Pure electronic groups: do they really exist?
Most times they are hybrids (some members know each other both electronically and non-electronically)