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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


This article examines several developments in electronic technology which appear to hold great potential for advancing human well-being and community organization and have already manifested some important portion of that potential in recent years. They are, in order of presentation, electronic communication and networking, electronic advocacy, fund raising support, geographic information systems and data base management. We conclude this brief article with a brief discussion of information poverty and the growing disparity of information haves and have-nots.

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A subsequent version of this article was published as Community Practice and the Internet in the Encyclopedia of Community Practice. Marie Weil, editor. Sage. 2001.


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