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TribeCamp 2010 presentation

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TribeCamp 2010 presentation

  1. Can  your  tribe  survive? Some  observations  on  the  life   cycles  of  online  communities Kris  M.  Markman,  Ph.D. University  of  Memphis Tribe  Camp  Memphis  2010
  2. What  is  a  community?
  3. What  is  a  community? Is  it  a  place?  a  social  group?
  4. What  is  a  community? Is  it  a  place?  a  social  group? Researchers  have  identified  different  types  of   communities:
  5. What  is  a  community? Is  it  a  place?  a  social  group? Researchers  have  identified  different  types  of   communities: communities  of  practice
  6. What  is  a  community? Is  it  a  place?  a  social  group? Researchers  have  identified  different  types  of   communities: communities  of  practice communities  of  interest
  7. What  is  a  community? Is  it  a  place?  a  social  group? Researchers  have  identified  different  types  of   communities: communities  of  practice communities  of  interest communities  as  networks
  8. What  is  a  community? Is  it  a  place?  a  social  group? Researchers  have  identified  different  types  of   communities: communities  of  practice communities  of  interest communities  as  networks
  9. Communities  of   practice
  10. Communities  of   practice mutual   engagement
  11. Communities  of   practice mutual   engagement joint  enterprise
  12. Communities  of   practice mutual   joint  enterprise engagement shared   repertoire
  13. Communities  of   practice mutual   joint  enterprise engagement shared   repertoire
  14. Communities  of   interest
  15. Communities  of   interest
  16. Communities  of   interest
  17. Communities  of   interest Differ  in  the  “style  by  which  they  are  imagined”
  18. Communities  of   interest Differ  in  the  “style  by  which  they  are  imagined” Style  is  influenced  by
  19. Communities  of   interest Differ  in  the  “style  by  which  they  are  imagined” Style  is  influenced  by external  contexts
  20. Communities  of   interest Differ  in  the  “style  by  which  they  are  imagined” Style  is  influenced  by external  contexts temporal  structure
  21. Communities  of   interest Differ  in  the  “style  by  which  they  are  imagined” Style  is  influenced  by external  contexts temporal  structure system  infrastructure
  22. Communities  of   interest Differ  in  the  “style  by  which  they  are  imagined” Style  is  influenced  by external  contexts temporal  structure system  infrastructure participant  characteristics
  23. Communities  as   networks
  24. Communities  as   networks Supportive,   sociable  relations   that  provide  a   sense  of  belonging
  25. Why  do  communities   (sometimes)  fail?
  26. Why  do  communities   (sometimes)  fail? Internet  is  not  inherently  democratic
  27. Why  do  communities   (sometimes)  fail? Internet  is  not  inherently  democratic Issues  of  tangibility:  self,  space,  and  place
  28. Why  do  communities   (sometimes)  fail? Internet  is  not  inherently  democratic Issues  of  tangibility:  self,  space,  and  place Lack  of  authenticity  may  erode  trust
  29. Why  do  communities   (sometimes)  fail? Internet  is  not  inherently  democratic Issues  of  tangibility:  self,  space,  and  place Lack  of  authenticity  may  erode  trust Conflicting/changing  values,  norms,  visions
  30. Why  do  communities   (sometimes)  fail? Internet  is  not  inherently  democratic Issues  of  tangibility:  self,  space,  and  place Lack  of  authenticity  may  erode  trust Conflicting/changing  values,  norms,  visions Object  of  interest  is  no  longer  interesting
  31. Helping  communities   thrive
  32. Helping  communities   thrive Moderators/facilitators/coordinators
  33. Helping  communities   thrive Moderators/facilitators/coordinators set  pace,  rules/norms,  boundaries
  34. Helping  communities   thrive Moderators/facilitators/coordinators set  pace,  rules/norms,  boundaries Small  group  of  active  contributors  (long  tail)
  35. Helping  communities   thrive Moderators/facilitators/coordinators set  pace,  rules/norms,  boundaries Small  group  of  active  contributors  (long  tail) Sense  of  identity  (“we-­‐ness”)
  36. Helping  communities   thrive Moderators/facilitators/coordinators set  pace,  rules/norms,  boundaries Small  group  of  active  contributors  (long  tail) Sense  of  identity  (“we-­‐ness”) Uniqueness  of  contributions
  37. Helping  communities   thrive Moderators/facilitators/coordinators set  pace,  rules/norms,  boundaries Small  group  of  active  contributors  (long  tail) Sense  of  identity  (“we-­‐ness”) Uniqueness  of  contributions Goals  and  co-­‐opetition
  38. Thank  you! Contact:  k.markman@memphis.edu Twitter:  @DiscourseMarker

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