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Wed Jan 9 23:56:00 PST 2013
Researchers of subculture use the term neo-tribe (Maffesoli). Andy Bennet has written on it a lot. In 2011 Andy Bennet and Brady Robards published an article in Sociology called 'MyTribe: Post-subcultural manifestation of belonging on social network sites'.
Perhaps that would help.
I am planning to look at my own data from that perspective as well, but unfortunately have nothing that is ready to share yet.
Also, from the non-academic variety, Seth Godin has written a book on it http://www.amazon.com/Tribes-We-Need-You-Lead/dp/1591842336
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