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Q: Online Community Research ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Online Community Research
Category: Relationships and Society
Asked by: broker-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 13 Nov 2005 06:25 PST
Expires: 13 Dec 2005 06:25 PST
Question ID: 592458
I need to find all available research, whether PhD-based or otherwise,
into how to build online communities, what makes them work, the
do's/don'ts, etc.  This can either cover social networks or just
regular online communities.
Subject: Re: Online Community Research
Answered By: webadept-ga on 13 Nov 2005 12:34 PST

Typically we researchers shy away from questions with the word "All"
in them. Finding "All" of anything is improbable at best. However, I
did know some very good resources for what you are looking for. If
there is something not covered in these papers or resource areas,
please let me know using the Clarification function and I'll see if
there is further information or resources in those areas.

Virtual Communities - Online Collaboration

Computer-Mediated Collaborative Practices

Collaboration Online

Overcoming Mass Confusion: Collaborative Customer Co-Design in Online Communities

Instant Messaging for Collaboration: A Case Study of a High-Tech Firm

JCMC 11(1) begins the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication's
second decade of open-access, web-based, peer-reviewed, quarterly
publication. The 18 articles in this issue are presented in two parts.
The first part contains articles on an array of topics?illegal music
downloading, online stock trading, 9/11 memorial websites, online
relationship formation, user perceptions of avatars, and more. The
second part is a special thematic section on Culture and
Computer-Mediated Communication, guest edited by Charles Ess and Fay
Sudweeks. We hope you enjoy reading them.

Since its beginning in 1994, the GVU WWW User Survey has accumulated a
unique store of historical and up-to-date information on the growth
and trends in Internet usage. It is valued as an independent,
objective view of developing Web demographics, culture, user
attitudes, and usage patterns. Recently the focus of the Survey has
been expanded to include commercial uses of the Web, including
advertising, electronic commerce, intranet Web usage, and
business-to-business transactions.

Design Principles for Online Communities


Free/Open Source Research Community

Developing Online Communities


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