One of the foundations of my dissertation was an analysis of virtual communities and the theories concerning information behavior and exchange within them. This post from the Church of the Customer Blog was most interesting: http://www.churchofthecustomer.com/blog/2007/12/the-4-types-of.html The authors identify four types of communities online: Clique Network Cult Nation Where does the Biblioblogosphere fit in? I’ve always called it a “Community of Practice” after the work of Henri & Pudelko, who presented a concise, useful typology for virtual communities back in 2003, comprised of four distinct categories and descriptions of the exchanges that occur within them: Community of interest – Information […]
Many folks who were at my talk in Lincoln, Nebraska sent this link along. Tom Casady, the Chief of Police in Lincoln is blogging. His about the blog statement: “What’s up at the Lincoln Police Department? What’s on the chief’s mind? I’ll give you my thoughts a couple times weekly–things you’re unlikely to hear about in the media.” http://lpd304.blogspot.com/ He covers police matters, crime reports and responds to comments with thoughtful posts. I wish we had more city officials blogging like this in Oak Park or Mishawaka!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071212/wr_nm/usa_language_dc;_ylt=AgOYbyVHpW3r39qm9oMK8YcjtBAF Massachusetts-based Merriam-Webster Inc. said “w00t” — typically spelled with two zeros — reflects a new direction in the American language led by a generation raised on video games and cell phone text-messaging. It’s like saying “yay,” the dictionary said. Remember these: Blog in 2004 Podcast in 2005