Online community has been an important part of the Internet, mainly forming around email lists, bulletin boards and forums. In recent years, the ascendancy of blogs has introduced a new platform for communities. This article looks at some of the emerging patterns of blog based communities and raises some questions for their strategic application.
The paper is available as a blog post, word doc, pdf and – I really like this – a podcast read by Nancy herself, which I’m listening to right now.
I can’t wait to see the discussions this really interesting piece of work kicks off… oh, and congratulations Nancy!