A class of genre emerging from the introduction and increasing use of the Internet as a medium of communication. The class includes genres that existed in other media and "migrated" to the Internet, as well as "novel" genres that have no antecedent genres in other media (as opposed to, e.g., blogs, which have obvious antecedents in diaries). (Shepherd & Watters, 1999)


Shepherd, M., & Watters, C. (1999). The functionality attribute of cybergenres. In 32nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Ed. R.H. Sprague, Jr. Maui: IEEE Computer Society Press.


Corporate home pages; search engines (Shepherd & Watters, 1999).  

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Emerging Genres, N.C. State University, Spring 2010

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