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The sourcebook is neither the first nor the most visible sign that
new information technologies (new media hereafter) are rapidly
throughout our society to homes, organization, communities, and
However, it is indicative of a growing awareness that evaluation
needs to consider new media both as valuable and appropriate contexts
analysis and as an opportunity to apply expertise and insights to an
significant component of social activity. This chapter has two parts.
first reviews the process by which new media are diffused. The second
some characteristics of new media that have implications for evaluation
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