|Title||The Evolution of Internet Genres|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1999|
|Authors||Bauman, Marcy Lassota|
|Journal||Computers and Composition|
|Keywords||digital, genre, internet|
New Internet writing environments differ significantly from print forms. They allow texts to evolve--to change their purpose and audience over time. They allow for new forms of collaboration--texts organize themselves without an omniscient editor shaping them. As a profession, we need to understand and experiment with these forms.