[Air-l] internet community breakups

Ronald E. Rice rrice at comm.ucsb.edu
Mon Jan 22 21:30:16 PST 2007

Not exactly what you requested, but this does review fundamental dimensions 
of offline and online communities, and does discuss influences on online 
community characteristics:
Katz, J. E., Rice, R. E., Acord, S., Dasgupta, K., & David, K.  (2004). 
Personal mediated communication and the concept of community in theory and 
practice. In P. Kalbfleisch (Ed.), Communication and community, 
communication yearbook 28 (pp. 315-370).  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Ronald E. Rice
Arthur N. Rupe Chair in the Social Effects of Mass Communication
Co-Director, Carsey-Wolf Center for Film, Television and New Media
President of the International Communication Association 2006-2007
Fulbright Professor, Finland 2006
Dept. of Communication, 4840 Ellison Hall
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4020
ph: 805-893-8696; fax: 805-893-7102
rrice at comm.ucsb.edu
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ellie Wix" <elliewix at gmail.com>
To: <air-l at listserv.aoir.org>
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 9:13 PM
Subject: [Air-l] internet community breakups

> I'm doing an independent study this semester on the breakup of Internet
> communities, which I've called (for the project) Internet community
> dissolution.  I've been able to find plenty of articles on Internet
> communities and relationships, etc, but I haven't seen any on this topic.
> How is this topic generally phrased in the lit?  I came up with absolutely
> no results when I tried searching for it in various forms in my library's
> (pathetic) database.  Can anyone point me in the direction of where to 
> look
> or specific articles on this?
> Also, while I'm here, are there any articles out there that address the
> definition and types of internet communities?  I could list them all out
> from my personal experiences, but I'd like to have something published to
> back up what I say.
> Thanks!
> Ellie
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