***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Emilie: 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. :) ) Joshua O'Madadhain On 4 Nov 2005, at 1:15, Emilie MARQUOIS-OGEZ wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > 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 > > ---------------------------------------------- > > Emilie Marquois-Ogez > > Doctorante en informatique > > France Telecom R&D > 38-40, rue du Général Leclerc > 92794 Issy-les-Moulineaux > Cedex France > > Equipes de recherche : > - TECH/EASY/DIAG (France Telecom R&D) > - Systèmes à objets coopératifs (IRIT - UT1) > > Tel : +33 (01) 45 29 81 91 > Fax : +33 (01) 45 29 69 26 > > Page Web : http://www.univ-tlse1.fr/ceriss/soc/perso/marquois/Emilie% > 20MARQUOIS.html > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send > an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. firstname.lastname@example.org...Obscurium Per Obscurius...www.ics.uci.edu/~jmadden Joshua O'Madadhain: Information Scientist, Musician, and Philosopher- At-Tall It's that moment of dawning comprehension that I live for--Bill Watterson My opinions are too rational and insightful to be those of any organization. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.