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online community - Online Communities A group of people...

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Online Communities A group of people with similar interests who interact, trade, and collaborate with one another using the Internet Like typical physical communities such as neighborhoods, clubs, or association except meet on online May have thousands or millions of members. Also not confined to one geographical location Online communities have also become a supplemental form of communication between people who know each other primarily in real life for social, professional, educational or other purposes 1
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The Well http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/maga zine/16-01/st_15thewell http://www.well.com/ 2
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3 Examples of Online Community Association – PTA (Parent-Teacher Associations) Ethnic – country or language specific. Elsitio.com, Sohu.com Gender communities – ivillage.com Affinity portals – organized by hobbies, vocations, political parties. Sport fantasy teams at espn.com Catering to teenager – alloy.com Megacommunities – One big “umbrella” that combine numerous smaller communities, GeoCities Social Network – members can express themselves, find friends, exchange photos
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Online Community Classification – By Activities 4
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Online Community Classification – By Goals 5
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Facebook vs. MySpace 6
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Top 10 Social Network Sites 2009 vs. 2008 SOURCES: eMarketer, 2009c; comScore, 2009; Facebook, 2009.
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Ad Spending 8
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List of Social Network Sites http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social _networking_websites 9
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Features and Technologies 10
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The Conundrum - The $64,000 question If you build it… … will they come?
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