14 April 2010

Communities Online Appendix A

18 minutes ago, Howard Rheingold, the person who penned the notion of online community, tweeted: Twitter, like any online community setting I've fallen in love with, can be heart as well as head channel. Learning things, making friends. http://twitter.com/hrheingold

Hmmm? Do I feel a sense of community in Twitter?? I'm not sure. When everyone tweeted "earthquake" during our big SD earthquake a couple of weeks ago, I felt connected, yes, yes I did. Is that the same as feeling like you're a part of a community? Not sure. Now I'm thinking about this some more.