Virtual Communities

Some articles on communities, virtual communities:

Virtual Community Of Practice - On-Line Communities of Practice
... Communities of Practice like Sap’s SDN developer network, Adobe’s XMP forum, Sermo for physicians, or domain-specific corporate-internal communities such as those found at HP, revolve around people's ... Communities of practice are about what people do for a living ... Online communities of practice run the gamut from forums, faqs, to email list serves ...
Virtual Community - Purpose of Virtual Communities - Internet-based Virtual Communities
... of the Internet since the mid-1990s has also fostered the proliferation of virtual communities taking the form of social networking services and online ... The nature of those communities is diverse, and the benefits that Rheingold envisioned are not necessarily realized, or pursued, by many ... Virtual communities may synthesize Web 2.0 technologies with the community, and therefore have been described as Community 2.0, although strong community bonds have ...

Famous quotes containing the words communities and/or virtual:

    I am convinced, that if all men were to live as simply as I then did, thieving and robbery would be unknown. These take place only in communities where some have got more than is sufficient while others have not enough.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Tragedy dramatizes human life as potentiality and fulfillment. Its virtual future, or Destiny, is therefore quite different from that created in comedy. Comic Destiny is Fortune—what the world will bring, and the man will take or miss, encounter or escape; tragic Destiny is what the man brings, and the world will demand of him. That is his Fate.
    Susanne K. Langer (1895–1985)