Fan Fiction and the Internet

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Title: Fan Fiction and the Internet
Date(s): March 28, 2003
Medium: online essay
Fandom: Meta, fan fiction
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Fan Fiction and the Internet is an essay written by Shelby Bleiweis at Brandeis University.

"Due to the technological innovations of the 20th and 21st centuries, even the very way in which people write stories has been altered. Also, the way in which people who share a common interest gather together has evolved with the invention and usage of the internet. Fandom begins with a television show, film, book, or comic, becomes a fan culture, and later becomes an online fan culture. In this paper, I shall explain how the internet has allowed fans to link up with one another, and how an important element of that fan group, the "fanfic", has opened a new venue for creativity and expressing love for a medium of art."