Archive for the ‘Communities Online’ Category



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Over the past 12 weeks I have looked at many issues related to the use, and running, of online communities. Over the Christmas period, in addition to eating turkey until it came out of my ears, I have spent time pondering just how I can wrap everything up in a concluding entry. In 1970 when […]

What a bargain!


The face of the web marketing is changing. Users are becoming blind to conventional advertising (though my Grandfather still believes it when it says his screen tells him “You win the prize for being the 10 millionth visitor!”). Companies are realising the need to utilise its members in order to generate more sales. A great […]

Every time you log onto the Internet, your actions are being logged and someone (or something) is making use of your online habits. One site which profits from this technology is Amazon. Unless it is a first visit, every time you log on to Amazon you will be presented with recommended products for purchase. Amazon […]

In the US, politicians have long since been making use of the web as a key tool to encourage people to vote. Slowly, but surely, this trend is making its way across the water. Indeed, in a recent list published by ‘Short List Magazine’ Issue 22 on November 22nd, politics came out 7th in the […]

When considering all the types of communities that exist, often the most obvious are over looked. This very software upon which this blog is written, for example, has a community of web developers behind it. In this article I will look at the role of communities within organisations. There are various types which can be […]

Within online communities exist people who gather together to form groups – or guilds if you’re a gamer. Groups are generally the result of a joint interest beyond that which brought them together in the community in the first place. Many communities welcome groups as they increase the number of postings or bring together experts […]