The Growing Importance of e-Communities on the Web

  title={The Growing Importance of e-Communities on the Web},
  author={Josef Kolbitsch and Hermann A. Maurer},
Until recently, one of the main aims of the World Wide Web has been to offer users a wide range of information. This information was authored, by and large, by professional information providers. Recent advancements on the Internet, however, have changed this paradigm and the clear distinction between information producers and consumers is becoming blurred. New technologies such as weblogs, wikis, file sharing services, podcasting and social networks allow users to become an active part on the… CONTINUE READING
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