web communities

Social Roles in Web Communities

by: Roger Dooley

Every community operator knows that it takes different kinds of participants to be successful. Some people come looking for answers, others come to help. Some like to expound at length, while others say little. Some are lurkers, others are prolific contributors. Researchers from Cornell and Microsoft have produced some interesting research that graphically represents different community roles.

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The Neuroscience of Second Life

by: Roger Dooley

These days, people are spending a lot of time online, much of it in Web communities and social networks. Second Life is a virtual world in which users create avatars to represent themselves and interact with others.

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Online Communities Plus Google Equal Value

by: Roger Dooley

A survey of technical professionals shows a startling level of reliance on Web communities by IT professionals. The report from King Research includes these key findings:

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Panel of Web Community Founders: Utter Defiance of the 'Venture Capital' Model

by: Guy Kawasaki

At the CommunityNext conference I moderated this panel with the founders of six very successful web properties.

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  1. Akash Garg of hi5

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