A uses and gratifications study of the internet social interaction site lambdamoo
: Talking with the "Dinos." Unpublished thesis, Master of Arts.
A salient example is the norms of LambdaMOO
, an online community based in a "text-based online virtual reality system to which multiple users (players) are connected at the same time." (114) LambdaMOO
was created by a Microsoft software architect who constructed the virtual geography to reflect the architect's real-life California home.
Stories of sexual aggression turned perhaps darker in 1998, when technology journalist Julian Dibbell wrote about a (http://www.juliandibbell.com/articles/a-rape-in-cyberspace/) sexual assault that took place in a text-based online world called (http://www.moo.mud.org/) LambdaMoo
Mnookin, Virtual(ly) Law: The Emergence of Law in LambdaMOO
, 2 J.
Cobot in LambdaMOO
: An Adaptive Social Statistics Agent.
This hypermedia brings the reader to the cyberworld of LambdaMOO
users who chat online sharing their obscure fantasies.
Within the universe of an online roleplaying community known as LambdaMOO
, a character by the name of Mr.
, as it is still called, has remained in existence since that time.
is a still- existing virtual community founded
In a brilliant memoir entitled My Tiny Life, Dibbell provides readers with an intimate account of his own experiences in the social networks of LambdaMOO
, a type of MUD, where thousands of people logged on to create fictional identities and engage with one another inside an illusory kingdom.
Violations like this do the opposite of engendering trust within the community--they inspire fear and anger--and in the case of LambdaMOO
, they inspired the community to seek justice by banning the perpetrator forever from the community space.
Each of the first four sections has appeal to utopists, mostly in their discussions of the changing nature of the nation-state, the development of law in online virtual communities (such as LambdaMOO
, which Jennifer L.