What is a(n online) community?

Can a person be a community…

And when do fans become community, become religion…

Can a website be a community…

Or is it a collective activity that makes it so…

Does community require engagement to be self-beneficial…

And must you self define as belonging to the entity for an external to deem the collective a community…

Or can community be assigned without knowledge of the participants…

Must engagement be sustained in order to apply and classification predicated on the snapshot or can retrospective assignment be given, despite no current activity…

And can you be part of the community without being observable?

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One Response to “What is a(n online) community?”

  1. cmeckenstock February 24, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    Amy, great questions. I was just going to do a page on the same topic. It is really quite tricky when you start looking at the concept – what is really a community on cyberspace? The rules should be different, perhaps or the same?

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