Computer-Mediated Communication Requirements for Group Support (Excerpts)
M. Turoff
Oct 11, 1999


Discussion

I disagree with the authors in the statement they make (page 416) that:

The asynchronous group support is an order of magnitude more difficult than working with synchronous groups

I think they require different support and have different problematic areas.

The approach of "toolbox" to Computer Mediated Communication systems clashes somehow with the approach of an "electronic medium".

I don't like the idea that roles should be encoded within a system, since they tend to support only stable (or static) organizations, limiting its applicability in real world organizations.