Empowering Communities of Consumers

May 6, 2000

in COMsumers, Digital Identity, Rich Profiles

The coming economic era and precepts are emerging as totally different from industrial capitalism. We’re learning that e-businesses and their networks destroy many of our basic concepts of production, marketing and distribution. Jeremy Rifkin [1] notes that in this “Age of Access” we are entering an era in which lifelong customer relationships are the ultimate commodities market. This provides a different, more positive, and perhaps more likely view.


FIRST MONDAY is one of the first peer-reviewed journals on the Internet, about the Internet. First Monday expands the frontiers of academic publishing by combining the traditional values of peer review with publication on the World Wide Web. To read the full contents of

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