Should an online community really be compared to offline communities?

As I’m reading Jankowski’s “Creating community with Media: History, theories and Scientific investigations,” I can’t help but notice how scholars have often looked at online communities as a future replacement for offline communities. And considered them to fail when this doen’t happen. Maybe we should look at online communities as a tool for people to work together, share ideas, etc. and not a place where everybody will flock to instead of meeting in “real life”…


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From September 2012 to March 2013 we will be writing our Master Thesis. We are both Digital Design and Communication students at the IT-University in Copenhagen, Denmark. Here you will be able to follow our process, and when we get to the point of concept development we hope that you will share your ideas, criticism and general input with us.

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