A cybergenre that has never existed in other media; a novel genre that arises with no clear antecedent genres in non-electronic form (Shepherd & Watters, 1998).
Shepherd, M., & Watters, C. (1998). The evolution of cybergenres. In 31st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, ed. R.H. Sprague, Jr. Maui: IEEE Computer Society Press.
Shepherd & Watters (1998) give as examples of spontaneous cybergenres the home page, the "hot list," and the FAQ.
Emerging Genres class, N.C. State University, Spring 2010