Online communities: people and processes
- The chapter describes the basic tenets of online communities, their typology and their fundamental elements with a view of informing ways in which people can get to participate online, something that those individuals or organizations dealing with e-governance initiatives also aim at. A key consideration is the importance of socializing as an ingredient that motivates individuals and which can offer them a degree of freedom to discuss government related matters.
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- Citation: Loureiro-Koechlin, C. (2010). Online communities: people and processes. In: Cordoba-Pachón, J. R. & Ochoa-Arias, A. E. (eds.) Systems thinking and e-participation: ICT in the governance of society. Information Science Reference: New York, pp. 174-185. Copyright 2010, IGI Global, www.igi-global.com. Posted by permission of the publisher. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of IGI Global is prohibited.