Affairs of the Net: The Cybershrinks' Guide to Online Relationships
||Author: Michael, Phd Adamse, Sheree Motta|
List Price: $11.95
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Publisher: Health Communications (January, 2000)
Sales Rank: 239,918
Average Customer Rating: 2.33 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
Outdated and simplistic
I suspect this book was barely on the leading edge when it was first published. The style is over-simplified. The margins with terminology and definitions are distracting. The personal stories are pretty sad and pathetic, especially Sharon's story, which is dispersed throughout the book.
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who is even slightly internet-savvy.
Rating: 1 out of 5
Superficial, by Cyberhating Authors
This book was written by Shrinks who are not comfortable with computers, and skeptical of communication that is possible in the Cyber Space. The book is mechanical and predictable, as if a publisher approached them to write a book. Get a book like "It takes Two.com" and read what computer loving Shrinks have to say. Cyberspace really is a convenient new way to meet new people, mind to mind - love someone's mind, rather than 'love at first sight' visual chemistry. A real improvement over Newspaper Ads.
Rating: 5 out of 5
As a person who has had an "affair of the net," I could relate to many of the stories told in this book. I wanted to have a deeper understanding of this cyber-relationship phenomenon, and Adamse and Motta definately helped to put things into perspective. This is a very interesting as well as an insightful read, and I would definately recommend it to anyone who is, has been, or wants to be involved in an online relationship!