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Reconsidering support for the members of specialized online communities
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Human - Computer Interaction, MDI.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7549-1797
2002 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Since its emergence, the topic of online communities attracted large interest from Human-Computer Interaction and sociology researchers alike. The term “online community” has been generally associated with electronic “meeting-points” of various degrees of synchronicity and persistence, provided through a number of technologies. Based on empirical studies of two different types of online communities, this paper attempts to challenge the “meeting-point” centered approach by i) reconsidering individual needs of the members forming the community and by ii) emphasizing the importance of supporting content-complex activities.

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Community, Online, Virtual, Sociability, Individual, Awareness
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-69512OAI: diva2:485479
Proceedings of the 34th Congress of the Nordic Ergonomics Society
NR 20140805Available from: 2012-01-29 Created: 2012-01-29Bibliographically approved

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