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Chapter 9: Week 2: Social Platforms > Building Social Networks

Building Social Networks

In the opening section of this book, I talked briefly about the very early online social communities. Early services like Prodigy catered to commerce and casual interaction, while CompuServe focused on the needs of specific interest groups. The others that followed were likewise an early recognition of the kinds of interpersonal dynamics fostered by ubiquitous connectivity. When physical spaces no longer isolate people, common interests in very specific areas begin to emerge. Communities built around even the most obscure interests or fields of study are suddenly able to gather critical mass as those who share particular passions....what you are doing where you are


  

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