One Man & His Blog

The History of Online Communities

This is pretty essential viewing, giving people some context on how online communities have developed. And no, it’s not just a Web 2.0 thing:

[Via [Kristine](http://kristinelowe.blogs.com/kristine_lowe/2008/05/your-grandchild.html)]
I was trying to work out the other day how long I’d been participating in virtual communities of various sorts, I think the answer is “13 years”, starting with a mailing list for a game back in 1995. This is a topic I ought to revisit. I *might *even explain how I became the Ashtray on the Edge of Oblivion.

But then again, maybe not.


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Adam Tinworth   Adam Tinworth

Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.


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