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Points of View and Doors to Dialogue

DESCRIPTION: One of a set of "Home" pages comprising the sterncastle or local section of The Telson Spur, this page is a list of links to on-line resources on internet forums (including chat). The coordinate Home pages, with a common header and List of Contents, contain links to Local Information (including Canada), Telecommunity, Global News, Sky and Weather, Reference, Family, Life and Leisure, Home Computing, Internet Forums, Portals, and Web Weaving.

KEYWORDS: forum; conference; discussion; chat; social networking

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Local Information

Global Community
Regional Administration and Information

Information Infrastructure
The Grid, Internet2, and NGI
Networking and Development
Internet Access and Services
The Digital Divide
[Up] Global News

World News
Disaster and Global Emergency
Environmental Crisis and News
Science News
Space News
Sky and Weather

The Sky
Primary Weather Sites
Satellite Images
Other Weather Resources
Severe Weather
Climate Data
Weather Equipment
[Up] Reference

Special Topics
Books On-line
Encyclopaedias On-line
Time and Times

Child Safety
Death, Dying, and Grief
Fellow Travellers
[Up] Life and Leisure

Food and Drink
Consumer Services
Health and Medicine
Home and Garden
Home Computing

Help and Technical Support
Antivirus Resources
Hardware: Building/Buying a PC
GNU/Linux and Open Source
Microsoft Windows
Internet Connectivity
History of Personal Computing
Forums, Periodicals, and Programmes
[Up] Internet Forums

Mailing Lists

Web Rings
Web Weaving

Hypertext and HTML
Web Style: Writing for the Web


Internet Forums

Mailing Lists

The links established for the rapid transfer of technical data are more and more being used for interpersonal communication.
John Ziman

We are not trapped in individual solipsistic hells (or need not be), but invited to engage in a truly human dialogue, one which combines collectivity with individual responsibility.
Hilary Putnam

For forums about the internet, see Internet Forums, Periodicals, and Programmes

Academici Knowledge Networks
Ask Experts Questions for Free! (Ask Me Help Desk, Venice, California)
Assembly - Home Page (Nerd World Media)
ASTI Penpals Returns
The Attorneys Forum (Brian Wilson et al.)
BAAGZ (Exalead Social Network Service)
The BBS Corner
The BBS Corner Telnet BBS Guide
BBS: A Documentary about Bulletin Board Systems (Jason Scott)
The Benefits of Facebook "Friends:" Social Capital and College Students' Use of Online Social Network Sites (Nicole B. Ellison et al., Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 12(4), Jul 2007)
Beyond Email! Wikis, Blogs and Social Networking Software
(Brian Kelly, UKOLN)
Bizwiki | The UK Business Wiki
Blogs and Social Media Forum (UK)
BoardReader - Message Board Search Engine
Bootstrap Institute (Douglas Engelbart et al.)
CaringBridge: Free online service connecting family and friends (Eagan, Minnesota)
CellClients (Toronto)
Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium (Larry Sanger et al.)
-- Introduction to CZ for Wikipedians
Club Penguin (Kelowna, BC)
CNN Interactive Community Index
CogNexus Institute (dir. Jeffrey Conklin)
The Connection Forums (WBUR, Boston NPR)
The Contact Consortium: Contact, Culture and Community in Virtual World CyberSpace
Conversate (Nick Nassar et al., Participatory Politics Foundation)
CraigsList (Craig Newmark et al., San Francisco)
Creating & Connecting: Research and Guidlines on Online Social -- and Educational -- Networking (National School Boards Association, Alexandria, Virginia, 18 Jul 2007) PDF
Cybercafe Guide (Cyberia)

The CyberCafé Ring
Cybercafes.com - Internet Cyber Cafes Guide
Cyber InterCaptive Cybercafe Database Search Engine
Data Mining: Text Mining, Visualization and Social Media (blog by Matthew Hurst, Microsoft)
Del.icio.us (New York)
Discussion Forums at WWWomen
Discussion Search (Lycos Discussions Web Search)
The Dotcomrade: The Many Faces of Online Friendship (Brian Boyd, The New Atlantis 14:124-6, Fall 2006)
East Bay Technologies (Pleasanton, California)
Electric Minds (Howard Rheingold)
Elgg Open Source Social Software (Ben Werdmuller & David Tosh, Oxford)
Eons.com | 50 plus everything... (Jeff Taylor et al.)
eSnips.com (Sunnyvale, California)
eXpress It! (James Ryan et al., Mobileplay, Los Angeles)
Facebook! (Mark Zuckerberg et al., Brookline, Massachusetts)
Facebook Compendium
FaceReviews.com - Facebook Application Reviews, etc. (ed. Rodney Rumford)
Finding Information Forums (Internet Sleuth)
First workshop on Wikipedia research (Jakob Voss, WikiSym 2006, Odense, Aug 2006)
Forum One
ForumHosts Informational Pages on Interactive Web Conferencing
Frappr Maps - Group Maps for Online Communities
Free-Conversant (Macrobyte Resources, Mystic, Connecticut)
FriendFeed Social Networking Service (Paul Buchheit et al.)
Friends:Social Networking Sites for Engaged Library Services (Gerry McKiernan, Iowa State University Library)

Gather (Boston)
Geniusfind Chats and Forums
Global Voices Online (Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School)
GNRT: Group Communication Tools (TERENA)
Google Buzz
Google Groups
The Great Issues Forum (Graduate Center, City University of New York)
Groupspace.org | The Home Site for Deme, A Platform for Online Deliberation (PIECE, the Partnership for Internet Equity and Community Engagement, Stanford University)
The Guide to Select BBSs on Internet (SBI)
Habbo Hotel (Sulake Canada)
History of Social Media | History of Social Media Bookmarking (Skloog blog, Nov 2010)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Official Earth Edition
(Douglas Adams et al., h2g2, BBC Online)
How Americans use instant messaging (Eulynn Shiu & Amanda Lenhart, Pew Internet, 1 Sep 2004) PDF
How and Why Wikipedia Works: An Interview with Angela Beesley, Elisabeth Bauer, and Kizu Naoko (Dirk Riehle, WikiSym 2006, Aug 2006)
HTML Tips for Message Boards
Identical Twins Network
IET Discover: Collaborative intelligence in science, engineering and technology (Institute of Engineering and Technology, UK)
Imbee Social Networking and Blogging for Kids
(Jeanette Symons, San Francisco)
Imeem! (Palo Alto, California)
Information Technology Forum and Social Networking
(Tony Morosini et al., Techocracy.Net)
The International Symposium on Wikis (WikiSym)
Internet Café Guide
Internet Web Text: Connecting with People (John December)
The Interplanetary Post Office (Doug Dafoe)
JForum - Java Forum Software
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (Indiana University)
Klostu.com (Pidgin Technologies, Tel Aviv)
Legal Issues for Social Networking Sites and Users (Kevin Fayle, FindLaw)
Links2Go: E-Mail and Newsgroups
List of social networking websites (Wikipedia)
LISTSERV and USENET Finding Aids (Peru State College Library)

Listserv, Mailing Lists and Usenet Newsgroups
Listservs and E-Journals
Listservs and Usenet Newsgroups (Bothell Library, UWA)
Lycos Discussions Web Search (Carnegie Mellon University)
Mailbase (University of Newcastle, England)
Mashable! - The Social Networking Blog (Peter Cashmore)
MediaWiki (Mediawiki Foundation)
Meetup: Organizing Local Interest Groups (Scott Heiferman et al.)
MetaFilter | Community Weblog
The Moderator's HomePage: Resources for Moderators and Facilitators of Online Discussion (Mauri Collins & Zane L. Berge)
Mondialogo Intercultural Dialogue and Exchange (UNESCO/DaimlerChrysler)
MSNBC Bulletin Boards
MSN Groups (MicroSoft Network)
MSN Web Communities -- Main Page
LifeJournal Journal Software (Chronicles Software, Sarasota, Florida)
MySpace.com (Tom Anderson & Chris DeWolfe et al., Santa Monica, California)
MySpace Isn't Your Space (Donald Carrington Davis, ExpressO Preprint Series, 16 Jan 2007)
Neopets! Virtual Pet Site
NetLingo.com - The Internet Dictionary
NetSquared (TechSoup)
Ning - Create your own Social Websites! (Palo Alto, California)
NS2: Niche Social Network Sites (Gerry McKiernan, Iowa State University Library)

Online Lingo: A Computer and Internet Dictionary
Only Clouds Exist (mod. John Conway)
Open Forum (Heiner Benking)
Open Space Technology (Michael Herman)
Orkut Online Community (Google)
Ourmedia (J. D. Lasica & Marc Canter et al.)
PalTalk Free Text, Voice, & Video Chat (New York)
Peer review: Trial by Twitter (Apoora Mandavilli, Nature News, 19 Jan 2011)
The People's Forum - New User's Guide
PHDforum.eu Index
Pronetos | Professor's Network (Chris Blanchard et al., Albion, Idaho)
Psybernet - Psychology of Cyberspace (Walter Logeman)
Quick Topic: Free Web Forum and Collaborative Document Review Groupware
Quora (Adam D'Angelo & Charlie Cheever et al.)
Qwika Wiki Search Engine
Research Paper. COM - Discussion
The Salt Spring Forum (Salt Spring Island, BC)
Science Connection Singles Network
SD Webworks - SD Gateway (Sustainable Development Gateway)
Search Internet - Usenet/Listservs/FAQs (Internet Sleuth)
Second Life 3D Online Digital World (Linden Lab, San Francisco)
-- Official Linden Blog
-- Second Life Wiki
-- SLOD (Second Life Open Directory)
SeedWiki (Kenneth Tyler et al., 8THFold, Berkley)
Social media -- A guide for college and university libraries (Andy Burkhardt, ACRL College & Research Libraries News 71:1, Jan 2010)
Social Media or The Impact of Us (webcast by Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Oxford Internet Institute, 19 Feb 2007)
Social Networking Literacy Competencies for Librarians: Exploring Considerations and Engaging Participation (Joe Murphy & Heather Moulaison, ACRL 14th National Conference, Pushing the Edge: Explore, Engage, Extend, 14 Mar 2009) PDF
Social Networking Resources and Tools
(Educational CyberPlayGround)
Social Networking Websites and Teens: An Overview (Amanda Lenhart & Mary Madden, Pew Internet, 7 Jan 2007) PDF
The Social Side of the Internet (Lee Rainie et al., Pew Internet, 18 Jan 2011)
StoryCorps (Sound Portraits Productions)
The Student Center Discussion Group Forums
Tagging Practices on Research Oriented Social Bookmarking Sites (Margaret E. I. Kipp, Canadian Association for Information Science, Montreal, 26 Apr 2007) PDF
Talk Digger (Frederick Giasson)
Talking to Strangers on MySpace: Teens' Use of Internet Social Networking Sites (Tamyra A. Pierce, Journal of Media Psychology, 7 Nov 2006)
Telnet WWWBoard (Matt Wright)

The Thing BBS
Toontown Online (Disney)
True North Forums
Tweenland.com | Safe Virtual Community for Tweens
(Anthony Zinnanti, Valencia, California)
Trust in Web-based Social Networks: A Project in Social AI
(Jennifer Golbeck et al., University of Maryland)
Unlock: The Information Exchange
VidiLife | Free video hosting (Brad Greenspan et al.)
Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism (Christine Rosen, The New Atlantis 17:15-31, Summer 2007)
The Voice of the UK (UK-Voice Portal)
Vox - Your world online (San Francisco)
Webmonkey Guides: Email, Chat, and News
Whyville (Mark Dinan, Pasadena)
WikiBibliography (Gerry McKiernan, SandBox)
UCSC Wiki Lab (Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz)
Wikispaces - Wikis for Everyone (Dominick Bellizzi et al., Tangient, San Francisco)
Wiki Wiki Web (Ward Cunningham, Portland, Oregon)
WonderCafe (United Church of Canada)
World Cafe Productions
World Fossil Forum (Peterborough, England)
WSFinder (Paul, Tribe Networks, San Francisco)
The World Wide Web of War (Craig A. Smith, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 15 Mar 2006) PDF
The WWW Bulletin Board
The WWW Virtual Library: Conferences
Yahoo! Groups
Yahoo! Internet Cafes
Yale Library Scholarly Communication Workshop
Yep.com (WebSideStory)
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself (Chad Hurley & Steve Chen et al., San Mateo, California)

See also Forum Search and Noise



AOL Instant Messenger
BBC - ChatGuide
Beatrice's Web Guide -- Today on the Net
#Beginner: Beginner IRC and Chat Channel (Jason Comeau)
The #Beginner IRC HomePage
The Booktalk Web Site
#Channel_One and #irc_friends on AnotherNet
ChatArea.com - Free Forums
ChatDanger (Childnet International)
Chat Definitions (Computer Hope)
Chat Links
Chat Room Index (Sol)
Chat Room Links (Gary's Link Page)
Chatter-bots (BotSpot)
-- Chatter Bots Search

Chatter's Jargon Dictionary (Steven C. Grossman)
Club Chat
CNN Plus: Chat
CTFire's One Stop mIRC Shop
Dalnet #Newbies IRC Help Channel
Educational Chat Rooms (Tammy Payton)
Educational On-line Encounters: Home Page (Canberra College)
EFF's (Extended) Guide to the Internet - IRC and MUDs
Efnet IRC Channel #Newuser
Excite People & Chat Channel
Global Communications Network (FW)

GoodChatting.com (Julie Martin)
Google Talk
Huminity Social Networking & Chat Software (FW)
ICQ Internet Online Communication Network
Internet for Educators - EduMOOs and Chat (Catherine G. Thwing)
Internet Relay Chat (Inter-Links)
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) FAQ
Internet Relay Chat - Channels on the Web!
Internet Relay Chat Guide
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Help (Joseph Lo et al.)
Internet Relay Chat (LivingInternet)
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Tutorials and Help Files
Introduction to Internet Relay Chat (Werple)

IPL Ready Reference Collection: IRC & Chat
IPL Ready Reference Collection: MUDs and MOOs
IPL Ready Reference Collection: Talk
IRC Intro-Link (SiamWEB)
IRC Page (Cliff Wagner, The Edge)
The IRC Primer (Nicolas Pioch)
IRC Related Resources on the Internet (Paul Graham)
Jabber - Open Source XML-Based Interoperable Instant Messaging and Presence Platform
KidsCom KidsChat
Life on the Internet: IRC and Web Chat (Berit Erickson)
-- PBS Online Guide
Links2Go: Chat and Bulletin Boards

Live Chat: The Hot IRC Chat Site
Meebo Instant Messaging (San Jose, California)
mIRC : Homepage of the IRC Chat client mIRC (Tjerk Vonck)
MOOs, Information and Links (Jeanne McWhorter, Diversity University)
The Mud Connector
Multi-User Dimensions (LivingInternet)
NetClock (YPN)
Net Town
Newbie-U's Chat Dorm: Home of IRC 101
#NewbPlus Web Page
Nexopia (Edmonton)
Odigo Inc., Instant Messaging & Presence Solutions

Official #Newbie HomePage
OmniChat! - Interactive Chat System
Online Chat (John Schmidt, Suite 101)
PalTalk | The #1 Multimedia Community on the Net!
ParaChat Home Page
PeopleLink Instant Online Communication
PlanetAll - Stay in Touch!
Project VIF (Aktion HIP)
Researchpaper.com - Chat Room
Resource Central - Chat
Securing Instant Messaging (Tom Olzak, Infosec Writers, 23 Jan 2006) PDF
shortText.com - Post information. Share it.
(Kawaljit Bedi, New Delhi)
The Simon Laven Page (Chatterbots)
SmarterChild Instant Messaging ChatBot (ActiveBuddy)
Talk City
There.com (Tom Melchor et al.)

Tracy Marks' Internet Chat and Conferencing Resources
Trillian - Communicate with Flexibility and Style
The Webarrow Chat Directory (Greg Barrow)
WebChat Broadcasting System
WebChat Navigator (Robert Eldredge)
What is IRC? (ICI)
Who Lives Here? Apartment the Earth
Word2Word Translating Chat (Bigben)
World Wide Webchat - The Largest Webchat Index on the Web
YabberNET (YTV)
Yahoo! Chat
Yahoo! - Internet:Chat
Yahoo! - World Wide Web:Chat

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