Virtual community environments represent the technical infrastructure for supporting online communities. This virtual community environments may represent one of the main category of tools for facilitating the circulation of knowledge, and more generally the management of this knowledge.
More recently different categories of social structures supporting virtual communities such as blogs, wiki, online social networking, etc., that have transformed the way we perceive this environments, from centrally controlled systems, to systems that are more decentralized and less centally controlled.
see also: web 2.0, blog, online social networking, wiki, tagging, trust, reputation, collaboration, entreprise 2.0, semantic web, digital identity, ABSS
see also: VirtualCommunities in the old encyclopedia
MySpace, Yahoo blame bad APIs for celebrity photos breach
- by Elinor Mills, Cnet news.com, June 4, 2008
- "Anything you upload to a public Web site is not private; it's public. Even if you think it is password protected"
- Posted by Andy Havens, June 2006
- Social share: the relative importance of participation in a group to a member of that group ó or association of one group to another group ó as measured by activities that involve resources or influence.
An adoption strategy for social software in enterprise
- by Suw Charman, March 05, 2006
- There are two ways to go about encouraging adoption of social software: fostering grassroots behaviours which develop organically from the bottom-up; or via top-down instruction.
Rich media (Podcast, Videos, etc.)
Social Networking and Corporate Learning
- Josh Bersin, Chief Learning Officer magazine, October 2008
- With the advent of MySpace?, Facebook, Twitter, Digg and YouTube?, as well as the proliferation of blogging and its associated interactions, itís clear online social networking is here. At Bersin & Associates, we started researching this market in late 2007 and identified 85 software vendors that are building special tools and systems for corporate social networking.
Google brings Friend Connect to the masses
- by Dan Farber, CNET News.com, May 12, 2008
- Google has unveiled a preview of Friend Connect, a way to add social features to a Web site without programming.
Turning social network traffic into dollars
- by Stefanie Olsen, CNET News.com, October 18, 2006
- Social networking site has millions of members, but isn't as popular with advertisers. New ways to mine the membership could change that. (such as RelevanceNow!)
IBM warms to social networking
- by Martin LaMonica?, CNET News.com, October 3, 2006
- IBM is building social networking tools into its collaboration software in an effort to bring the concepts of Web 2.0 and online communities inside corporations
Internet search gets Web 2.0 style
- by Elinor Mills, CNET News.com, August 24, 2006
- So-called social search sites are heating up again. They're also up against the good old-fashioned algorithm.
MySpace grabs top spot among U.S. sites
- by Reuters, CNET News.com, July 11, 2006
- MySpace, News Corp. division gets No. 1 traffic ranking, displacing Yahoo, Google and MSN, tracking firm Hitwise says.
Keeping an eye on MySpace
- by Stefanie Olsen, CNET News.com, June 29, 2006
- RSS service alerts users to changes in member profiles, login history and comments posted to a particular page.
MySpace: Murdoch's big hope, parents' nightmare
- by Reuters, via CNET News.com, February 19, 2006
- "There are a percentage of kids that put up way too much information on MySpace? about themselves," said Monique Nelson, executive director of Web Wise Kids, a nonprofit Internet safety organization based in Santa Ana, Calif.
Craigslist's laid-back approach to success
- by Marguerite Reardon, CNET News.com, February 1, 2006
- Craigslist, launched in 1995, is a bare-bones classifieds site for people looking for almost anything--from apartments to jobs to dates to baseball tickets. Since its founding, the site has created a flourishing network of online buyers and sellers while maintaining a simple look and feel free from banner ads.
Grassroots 'taste makers' define opinions
- by John Borland, CNET News.com, November 14, 2005
- "I'm sure we made studio lawyers go into hissy fits," said the flame-haired, larger-than-life Knowles, 33, who called the movie "one hell of a film" in a subsequent review posted on the Web site he founded a decade ago. ". If Knowles' ways seem unconventional to the Hollywood establishment, they are entirely appropriate for the maverick sphere he represents: an expanding universe of opinionated blogs, fervent fan networks and other communities, where the power to confer popularity--or at least the fragile aura of "buzz"--can appear virtually overnight.
Collaborative tagging: how networking sites connect people by interests and goals
- by Silverio Petruzzellis, KnowledgeBoard?, 13th October 2005;
- By Wade Roush, Technology Review, August 2005
Operating Manual for Social Tools
- by Corante.
- The Operating Manual for Social Tools project is an online service that enables individuals to leverage their relationship connections with other individuals and organizations for business, career, and personal success.
Knowing in Community:10 Critical Success Factors in Building Communities of Practice
- by Richard McDermott?, Ph.D.
Computational Social Science
- Lazer et al. Science 6 February 2009 323(5915): 721-723
- A field is emerging that leverages the capacity to collect and analyze data at a scale that may reveal patterns of individual and group behaviors.
Harnessing the Power of Social Applications
- Josh Bernoff and Charlene Li, MIT Sloan Management Review, Volume 50, Number 3, 2008
Community Identity: Peer Prestige and Academic Hiring in the iSchools
- Andrea Wiggins, Michael McQuaid?, Lada Adamic, iConference 2008.
A System Dynamics Approach to Study Virtual Communities
- Mao, Y., Vassileva, J., Grassmann W. (to appear), in Proceedings HICSS'07 mini-track on Virtual Communities. Big Island, Hawaii, Jan 2007
- In recent years, extensive studies of many interesting aspects of virtual community dynamics promoted a better understanding of this area. One of the most challenging problems facing builders of virtual communities is the design of incentive mechanisms that can ensure user participation. Simulation can help study the impact of incentive mechanisms on the dynamics of participation. There are two apporaches for simulation that can be used: system dynamics approach and agent based approach.
Building an online learning community: What does it take to make it work?
- by Cathy Gerrard & Hazel Knox, UCFV Research Review
It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know: Work in the Information Age
- by Bonnie A. Nardi, Steve Whittaker, and Heinrich Schwarz
- Nisbett, R. E. (2003). Geography of thought: How asians and westerners think differently, and why. New York: Free Press.
|People and organizations
People and organizations
- Founder, Virtual Worlds Group, Microsoft Research
- Director of the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Media Lab
- since 2004 core member and work package leader for "Social Software" of the EU IST Network of Excellence on Professional Training PROLEARN
- Her dissertation examines how American teenagers socialize in networked publics like MySpace?, Facebook, LiveJournal?, Xanga and YouTube?.
- Elizabeth Churchill
- The PALETTE project aims at facilitating and augmenting individual and organisational learning in Communities of Practice (CoPs).
- RelevanceNow! is the creator of intelligent social technology. They have developed a powerful technology platform that gives organisation and understanding to social content. The uniqueness of their technology lies in its ability to truly understand a user by comprehending and analysing content they have written.
|Examples of Virtual communities
Examples of Virtual communities
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