chapter  2
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Masculinizing the Feminine: Inviting Women Online ca. 1997

The December 1997 issue of Wired magazine reported a survey of 1,444 randomly selected Americans that was intended to explode some myths about public participation on the Internet (Katz, 1997). The survey divided its sample into four groups: the "superconnected," who use e-mail at least 3 days per week, plus a laptop, cell phone, beeper, and home computer; the "connected," who use e-mail at least 3 days per week, plus three of the four other technologies; the "semiconnected," who use at least one but not four of the technologies; and the "unconnected," who use none.