cyberghetto

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cyber- +‎ ghetto, coined by Bosah Ebo in the paper Cyberghetto or Cybertopia?: Race, Class, and Gender on the Internet (1998).

Noun[edit]

cyberghetto (plural cyberghettos)

  1. The equivalent of a ghetto in cyberspace; a place on the Internet etc. where a social group is marginalized.
    • 1998, Bosah L. Ebo, Cyberghetto or Cybertopia?: Race, Class, and Gender on the Internet:
      But critics argue that the potential for a cyberghetto is real because the Internet will retain vestiges of traditional communities with similar hierarchical social linkages and class-structural relationships.
    • 2011, Jim Miller, Kelly Mayhew, Better to Reign in Hell: Inside the Raiders Fan Empire, page 96:
      Neither an isolated “cyberghetto” where all interests are monolithically shared, nor a democratic “cybercommunity” based on an ethic of reciprocity, virtual Raider Nation is an anarchic free-for-all where the lack of physical proximity changes the rules.