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How Internet communities function

How Internet communities function


This is a collection of essays that explain why online communities end up the way they do, how they succeed and fail, and how to create and manage one. I think they are all interesting, though I don't agree with everything they say.

cheers - sunshine rainbow

Occupy a better real world.

Gee, American Middle Class...

Why the long face?



"Mr. President. It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth - and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it." - Patrick Henry, Speech in the Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775