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Establishing a Presence on the World Wide Web: A Rhetorical Approach

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This article presents a framework, grounded in the classic rhetorical concept of ethos, for thinking about how technical communicators might examine the unique characteristics of the World Wide Web and the audiences it serves. The usefulness and increasing popularity of the Web is based on how well individuals and organizations use the technology as a means of establishing an online ethos. Technical communicators are already familiar with the obvious goal of establishing a professional ethos, but they might also consider some techniques for establishing sites having a more diverse and communal ethos. This ethos is expressed in "special interest" Web sites constructed by individuals, and several commercially-oriented organizations have also successfully incorporated this ethos into their sites.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1996-11-01

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