Online Communities

  1. Hossein Bidgoli Editor-in-Chief
  1. Lee Sproull and
  2. Manuel Arriaga

Published Online: 4 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118256107.ch58

Handbook of Computer Networks: Distributed Networks, Network Planning, Control, Management, and New Trends and Applications, Volume 3

Handbook of Computer Networks: Distributed Networks, Network Planning, Control, Management, and New Trends and Applications, Volume 3

How to Cite

Sproull, L. and Arriaga, M. (2007) Online Communities, in Handbook of Computer Networks: Distributed Networks, Network Planning, Control, Management, and New Trends and Applications, Volume 3 (ed H. Bidgoli), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118256107.ch58

Editor Information

  1. California State University Bakersfield, California

Author Information

  1. New York University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 23 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471784609

Online ISBN: 9781118256107

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Keywords:

  • online communities;
  • research methods;
  • positive effects;
  • negative effects;
  • sponsor interest

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition and Components

  • History of Online Communities

  • Types of Online Communities

  • Consequences of Online Communities

  • Research Methods and Issues

  • Conclusion

  • Glossary

  • Cross References