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IJWBC
2010
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9 years 1 months ago
Managing viable virtual communities: an exploratory case study and explanatory model
: Virtual communities play an important part in enabling people with common interests to interact with each other. Current research mostly focuses on the aspects of social interact...
Christoph Rosenkranz, Christoph Feddersen
JECR
2002
144views more  JECR 2002»
9 years 2 months ago
Enabling E-Commerce Growth through the Social Construction of a Virtual Community's Culture
This research paper investigates the elements that encouraged people to visit and actively participate in a virtual community, and eventually leading its guests to purchase from i...
Alexander Y. Yap
CORR
2008
Springer
151views Education» more  CORR 2008»
9 years 2 months ago
Identifying 'Hidden' Communities of Practice within Electronic Networks: Some Preliminary Premises
This paper examines the possibility of discovering 'hidden' (potential) Communities of Practice (CoPs) inside electronic networks, and then using this knowledge to nurtu...
Richard Ribeiro, Chris Kimble
TELECARE
2004
275views Healthcare» more  TELECARE 2004»
9 years 4 months ago
TeleCARE Time Bank: A Virtual Community supported by Mobile Agents
The virtual community concept, when supported by adequate ICT and organizational infrastructures, represents a very promising approach for a new philosophy in elderly care and acti...
Octavio Castolo, Filipa Ferrada, Luis M. Camarinha...
EDUTAINMENT
2006
Springer
9 years 6 months ago
Designing Social Navigation for a Virtual Community of Practice
Abstract. Social navigation in a community of practice (CoP) is an approach of locating information through increased social awareness. Designing support for social navigation requ...
Wen Xu, Karel Kreijns, Jun Hu
CANDT
2009
9 years 6 months ago
Supportive communication, sense of virtual community and health outcomes in online infertility groups
Women are turning to online health groups to deal with the stresses and complications of infertility. Online groups may provide a resource that is potentially absent in their face...
Jennifer L. Welbourne, Anita L. Blanchard, Marla D...
HICSS
2002
IEEE
104views Biometrics» more  HICSS 2002»
9 years 7 months ago
VICOS: The Virtual Community of Students
Since its inception, the internet has served as a virtual meeting place for people sharing common interests. These interest groups are nowadays called Virtual Communities. In this...
Walter Dettling, Petra Schubert
HICSS
2002
IEEE
134views Biometrics» more  HICSS 2002»
9 years 7 months ago
Sense of Virtual Community-Maintaining the Experience of Belonging
E-commerce strategists advise companies to create virtual communities for their customers. But what is involved in establishing and maintaining virtual communities? This paper add...
Anita L. Blanchard, M. Lynne Markus
SIGGRAPH
2003
ACM
9 years 7 months ago
A social metaphor-based 3D virtual environment
Our design goal for OnLive Traveler was to develop a virtual community system that emulates natural social paradigms, allowing the participants to sense a tele-presence, the subje...
Steve DiPaola, David Collins
HICSS
2007
IEEE
128views Biometrics» more  HICSS 2007»
9 years 9 months ago
A System Dynamics Approach to Study Virtual Communities
In recent years, extensive studies of many interesting aspects of virtual community dynamics promoted a better understanding of this area. One of the most challenging problems fac...
Yan Mao, Julita Vassileva, Winfried K. Grassmann
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