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Networks, as a theoretical perspective,
analytical construct, methodological approach, and pragmatic concern,
have been important to a wide variety of
communication research concerns, including small groups, R&D
collaboration, organizational communication, organizational structure
and relations, and numerous other topics such as diffusion of
innovations and national development. The breadth and depth of
network-oriented research in the communication sciences
is too vast to even outline in a single chapter. Rather, this chapter
its focus to one specific, but new and growing area of interest: the
uses, and implications of computer-mediated communication (CMC) systems.
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