Ethnography: Reflection # 2 – Community

At the begining of my ethnographic adventure I set out to explore how far if at all the common interest may be stretched to encompass the imagining of community.

I wasn’t sure how this theory would transfer onto the group I was looking at – YouTube Nirvana / Grunge Rock Group.  I still feel uncertain [and a little uncomfortable] about how much of a ‘community’ this group are. The definition of community is rife with debate, shifting frontiers and not always stable.

I do feel as though the element of RL culture could have a level of impact on the sahpe of an online community, through the provision of an underbelly upon which the virtual might sit.  The level of cultural support required to make this feasible is questionable and something I would like to read more on in the future…

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