Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Virtual communities


Internet forums are close to ideal virtual communities. It's all about exchanging ideas and debating. If you don't like somebody, plonk them.

It differs from real communities because in real communities you have to put up with other people most of the time and you have much less choice about who to interact with.

And if you don't like the community, you have many others to choose from.

I predict that in the future, most people will be a part of virtual communities, and will reject real communities because they offer far less.

Also, in a virtual community I don't have to worry about a social heirarchy imposed by some psychotic dictator and his followers.


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