Virtually Mormon: Mormons and the Internet

Virtually Mormon: Mormons and the Internet From LDS-Net and Mormon-L to the new official LDS website, Mormon cyberspace has experienced explosive growth in the last decade. There are today thousands of Mormon websites and hundreds of online LDS communities around the world, and the Mormon presence on the Internet affects millions of people. This panel will explore some of the following questions: Who is it that makes up the Mormon virtual community? Is it one community or many? What are some pros and cons of virtual Mormonism? Are virtual and non-virtual LDS communities segregated cultures? To what extent should the LDS church control Mormon discourse on the World Wide Web? How is the Internet changing the face of our religion?

Scot Denhalter, Marc Fisher, Scott Kenney