Online Communities: A Longitudinal Analysis of Communication Activities

An interesting study (PDF) from way back discusses how community size and activities reflect the healt of that community. It is from 2003, but in th light of recent social media explosion this isa very useful material.

Another piece of interesting research is Membership Size, Communication Activity, and Sustainability: A Resource-Based Model of Online Social Structures PDF. It is even older than the first one but still has a lot of relevant suff in it.

There is an increasing interest in the factors underljdng the development of online social structures. It has been proposed that these structures are new forms of organizing which are not subject to the same constraints as traditional social structures.

Drawing from prior studies of traditional social structures and empirical analyses of longitudinal data from a sample of Internet-based groups, this exploratory work considers the role of size and communication activity in sustainable online social structures.

Priit Kallas

Priit is the founder and CEO of DreamGrow Digital, an internet marketing and social media company. With his 20+ years internet marketing experience he is Helping companies to understand and use the digital marketing to reach their target audiences. He has spoken at hundreds of seminars and conferences on different aspects of internet marketing. Priit is also the organizer of Digital Elite Camp, a leading traffic and conversion event.

1 Response

  1. shannon turner says:

    Hi, |i would love to get ahold of the 2003 article you mention. can’t get to it from your post. Can you email it to me please? Thanks so much.

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