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dc.contributor.authorBlanchard, Anita L.
dc.contributor.authorMarkus, M. Lynne
dc.description.abstractTwo literatures on virtual communities coexist with little overlap: the “communities” literature, which focuses on social and psychological processes, and the “environments” literature, which focuses on the technology used by members of online communities. The purpose of this paper is to build a case for drawing these two literatures together through a review of relevant literature and a comparison of four virtual communities that target the same membership but differ dramatically in technological features. The findings provide preliminary support for the hypothesis that the technological features of online environments are linked to the social processes observed in them. Environmental or ecological psychology offers a promising framework for the theoretical integration of the two literatures on virtual communities.
dc.publisherSpringer London, Dordrecht Amsterdam
dc.relation.ispartofCommunities and Technologies 2007: Proceedings of the Third Communities and Technologies Conference
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCommunities and Technologies
dc.titleTechnology and Community Behavior in Online Environments
mci.conference.locationMichigan State University, USA
mci.conference.sessiontitleFull Papers
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