Virtual community

Known as: E-community, Web-based communities, Motivations for contributing to online communities 
A virtual community is a social network of individuals who interact through specific social media, potentially crossing geographical and political… (More)
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2007
Highly Cited
2007
Leaders of robust, sustainable virtual communities find ways tostrengthen their members' sense of social identity and motivate… (More)
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2006
Highly Cited
2006
The biggest challenge in fostering a virtual community is the supply of knowledge, namely the willingness to share knowledge with… (More)
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
E-commerce strategists advise companies to create virtual communities for their customers. But what does this involve? Research… (More)
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2004
2004
Introduction Although groups have been interacting online since the 1970s, the notion of virtual community is relatively recent… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
In this article, we introduce the “sense of virtual community” construct and explore the factors that are expected to affect it… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
This study explores several downstream effects of trust in virtual communities and the antecedents of trust in this unique type… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
At any given time, the stability of a community depends on the right balance of trust and distrust. Furthermore, we face… (More)
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2000
Highly Cited
2000
When computer networks link people as well as machines, they become social networks. Such computer supported social networks… (More)
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
Identity plays a key role in virtual communities. In communication, which is the primary activity, knowing the identity of those… (More)
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
When making a choice in the absence of decisive first-hand knowledge, choosing as other like-minded, similarly-situated people… (More)
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