Posted by JonKatz on Thursday December 21, @10:45AM
from the –dreaming-of-cyberville- dept.
Less than a decade ago, the Virtual Community was one of the most powerful ideas emanating from the Net, and BBS’s and the nascent Internet were already providing glimpses of a better world to come. Proponents are a lot wiser — and sadder — now. Can the Virtual Community survive adolescent flamers and the dotcom era? Yes, but it will have to be dramatically reconceived. (First of a series).