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Understanding Online Communities – What types of online communities are there – Part 2 (Model: typology)

large__308357541I think that is it almost impossible to create a complete typology that represents the enormous amount of different types of communities. Besides that, existing communities evolve constantly and new types of communities continue to arise. Categorizing online communities will be an on-going process. Though, I decided to develop an own model that categorizes online communities.

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Understanding Online Communities – What types of online communities are there – Part 1

large__3213452409The number of online communities continues to increase and millions of people around the world participate in them. To better study this phenomenon, researchers have therefore attempted to classify them.

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Understanding Online Communities – What is an online community?

large__142056834Defining online communities, also known as virtual communities, in an accurate and timeless manner is not easy. Although there is an enormous amount of literature about online communities, there is still no consensus among researchers regarding an appropriate definition of this term. What are some of the definitions and what is my own definition?

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