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A number of people have been studying communities
      originating with Flickr, FaceBook, and so forth.

For example, check out danah boyd's post at Centrality
the_facebook_building_on_preexisting_models.html )
       this past September.

She has done more work on such things that anyone I am aware of.


On Nov 4, 2005, at 3:15 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).
> Have you ever heard of cases like this?
> Many thanks.
> Regards,
> Emilie Marquois-Ogez

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