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Houstonian 1996 - Virtual Reality. 1996. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 24, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/15484/show/15268.

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(1996). Houstonian 1996 - Virtual Reality. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/15484/show/15268

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Houstonian 1996 - Virtual Reality, 1996, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 24, 2015, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/15484/show/15268.

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Title Houstonian 1996
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Date 1996
Description This edition of the Houstonian, published in 1996, is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • College yearbooks
  • University of Houston
Language English
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Original Item Location Houstonian
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Digital Collection Houstonian Yearbook Collection
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript UPS IN CYBERSPACE People are finding that practically every aspect of daily life can be improved by using their computers. It is now possible to shop, bank, work and play on the internet. Many people, including University of Houston students, are also making connections through the net. Some are just looking for friends, while others are looking for a romantic encounter. One way to encounter someone on the net is through chat rooms. These are forums in which people from all over the world can speak whatever they choose and several other people can read and respond. The first thing one would do upon entering a chat room is pick a handle name. This is a code name that appears with all messages posted. Some chat rooms also allow you to pick a picture to go along with your handle. Once you enter the chat room, you can add your own message or respond to another user's. Here's some examples of what you might "hear" in a chat room. One user named Miss USA opened with the following line: "Hi guys and I mean GUYS how are you doing??" (For those of you newbies all caps online is the equivalent of emphasizing words or shouting) Another user on-line, Cosmo, described himself as "6'4" tall about 215 lbs. I've got the kind of hair you'd want to run your fingers through, which is red." Another way to find friends or romance online is through personal boxes. Radio station 104 KRBE offers these through their home page. Called "Cyberlove," there are several categories including Men Seeking Women, Women Seeking Men, Looking for a Friend or even Aliens Seeking Women. Box owners create a box with a description of him/herself and the kinds of people he/she is interested in hearing from. Owners then anxiously await responses. The following are examples ot i 1 " descriptions and responses found in "Cyberlove. A user with the name "How about a day ot skiing" wrote "I am 20 years old, 5'9", sandy brown hair, blue eyes, and good looking. I could be calle U