There can be no doubt that people around the world have been brought together by the development of telecommunication systems such as the Internet and computer-mediated communication (CMC), supported by advances in personal computers and more user-friendly software to allow access to these systems. Such is the impact of CMC that some researchers have suggested that it saves organisations more time and money normally spent on communication than any other form of information technology.
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Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/cm/vol4/iss2/4