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I suspect that if you look at Usenet newsgroup data that you'll find
quite a lot of examples of this sort of thing. A specific variation
on this that I've seen twice involves, after a series of acrimonious
arguments, a new group being formed from a small subset of the
members of the old group, such that only a small fraction of the old
group is informed of the existence of the new.
(To make it more interesting, in one of these cases the group subset
actually appropriated a newsgroup for a completely unrelated topic
that hadn't attracted any traffic in a while, rather than creating a
new one. :) )
On 4 Nov 2005, at 1:15, Emilie MARQUOIS-OGEZ wrote:
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> Hello everyone,
> I'm looking for examples of virtual communities that gave bearth to
> other virtual communities. I mean that the members of one virtual
> community (a mailing-list for instance) decided to have two virtual
> communities instead of one. The first one is about a subject and the
> second one is about another subject (linked to the first one, more
> specific, for instance).
> Have you ever heard of cases like this?
> Many thanks.
> Emilie Marquois-Ogez
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