Joining the Backstage 1 Joining the Backstage : Locality and Centrality in an Online Community

Abstract

The design of viable, small-scale community spaces on the Net is often a hit-or-miss affair. To better understand promising approaches in this design space, we go back in time to examine an earlier community technology. We present a field study of The Castle, a dialup bulletin board system, that focuses on Disneyland. As a “gathering place for Disney… (More)

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