Virtual Community Is Really Real

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Virtual community is not a metaphor for anything...it's very real. These slides accompany a presentation that maps out the conceptual framework and issues.

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Virtual Community Is Really Real

  1. 1. Virtual Community is Really Real Meredith Gould, PhD @meredithgould @HealthFaith
  2. 2. My Cred Sociologist IRL* community membership Active participant: #HCSM, #HPM, #MCCSM Active “lurker” on Twitter Community Manager for @Virtual_Abbey (aka, Abbess)*In Real Life HealthCa.mp/dc | June 2011 | 2 @meredithgould
  3. 3. Domain Assumption All communities and their culturesare socially constructed. HealthCa.mp/dc | June 2011 | 3 @meredithgould
  4. 4. Observation #1Virtual community is real community.  Structure  Governance  Rules of Engagement  Development HealthCa.mp/dc | June 2011 | @meredithgould 4
  5. 5. Observation #2 If it occurs in real community,it will occur in virtual community.  Growth  Cliques  Conflict  Change HealthCa.mp/dc | June 2011 | 5 @meredithgould
  6. 6. Observation #3Everything happens Faster in virtual community. 3:1 HealthCa.mp/dc | June 2011 | 6 @meredithgould
  7. 7. Observation #4Positions and roles established for real community, must also be established for virtual community. HealthCa.mp/dc | June 2011 | 7 @meredithgould
  8. 8. Checklist for Community Success Create and maintain structure. Establish and sustain standards. Adjust timelines. HealthCa.mp/dc | June 2011 | 8 @meredithgould
  9. 9. #1 Barrier to Community Success Reinventing the wheel . . . HealthCa.mp/dc | June 2011 | 9 @meredithgould
  10. 10. My Coordinates Meredith Gould, PhD Email: meredith@meredithgould.comWebsite: http://www.meredithgould.com Twitter: @meredithgould Twitter: @HealthFaith Blog: http://healthfaith.com HealthCa.mp/dc | June 2011 | @meredithgould

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