AOC Chapter 1

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Ch 1: Introduction: The Evolution of Community

(Suggested Vignette – Tim O’Reilly)

This would introduce the topic by describing how communities have evolved over time from offline, local communities to communities based entirely in the online environment. Academic communities, ham radio communities, early and current open source software communities, and social networking communities would all be introduced in this chapter. We should also define here exactly what we consider to be a "community" and define several types of communities: social (Myspace), informational (Digg / Newsvine), software / open source (Apache, etc.), corporate (Sun), others.

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