DeﬁnitionOnline community=A virtual place where people with similarcharacteristics meet on a regular basis.
Online vs. oﬄineYou can’t create an online community.(Those days are over.)Communities already exist.Create a platform to uncover communities of interest,and to facilitate them. An online community mightemerge.
Mark Zuckerberg:Elegant Organisation Communities already exist and the question you should ask is how you can help them to do what they want to do. Zuckerbergs prescription is "elegant organisation".
Third placeSocial surroundings separate from the two usualenvironments of home and work.
Third placeSocial surroundings separate from the two usualenvironments of home and work.“sense of place”
Third placeGathered around common interests.Internet... not bound by location.
Create an online communityBy ﬁnding common interests that were previouslynot connected because of physical limitations.
2 main classes‣ proﬁle based‣ object based(often a mix)