As my ongoing assignment I am looking at how Web 2.0 has helped in the creation of on-line communities for those who would not otherwise have been able to socialise with people about a shared interest without this form of communication.
As part of my research I have been looking at how on-line communities cater for the individual and the use of Web 2.0 in the creation of these forums.
My target research concerns itself with an on-line forum that deals with the subject matter of Warhammer 40,000 or 40K for short. I hope to explain the background and the reasoning behind the forum for those who are not yet versed in the weighty lore that 40K has to offer. I have also written an entry on the basic 40K rules here. Continue Reading
As part of my Master’s Thesis, I will be looking at the use of on-line fora and how the creation of on-line communities has allowed people who do not have a physical opportunity to communicate with other people who share their interests a place to do just that.
With the rise of Web 2.0, we have seen the internet become a place where people are able to interact on a global scale about things that they may not have been able to talk about locally. The availability of on-line fora for these people to share their ideas, talk about a topic of mutual interest, and get to know others in the community has resulted in great projects such as Wikipedia. Social Media interaction and crowdsourcing have also helped in the creation of projects such as the Haiti earthquake relief to great success. Continue Reading