Posts Tagged ‘Interaction’

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 […]


In 1970, R. F. Bales released a book titled ‘Personality and Interpersonal Behaviour’. It dealt with the communication patterns between a group of people. This has since been used to analyse online communities using what is commonly known as Bales’ Interaction Process Analysis (or IPA). IPA contains 12 different categories which can be used to […]