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This happens in various on-line alumni networks... people join
because of the school affiliation and then usually break off into sub-
groups by...
1) interest
2) career
3) geography
4) all of the above

Since you work for France Telecom, you will probably see similar
patterns with your mobile phone subscribers, except their "interest"
and "career" categories above may be divided into...
a) friends
b) family
c) business associates
d) hobby/volunteer/interest contacts


On Nov 4, 2005, at 4:15 AM, 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).

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