Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


1. Physical Boundaries
- Buildings
- City Government
- Streets
- Parks
- Homes
- Vehicles

2. What and Who’s Involved
- City government
- Sponsors
- Children
- Adults
- Family’s
- Other Community Groups

3. Equipment Needs
- Technology
- Space to gather

4. Demographics
- Interested in involvement
- Participants

5. Individual Wants and Needs
- Benefits
- A Voice (contribution)
- Interaction with others of the same interest

6. Symbols
- Dress
- Language
- Common Interests

7. Motivations
- Personal health
- Enjoyment
- Exploration
- Connection/Interaction with Others

The Web 2.0 Community

1. Membership
For the Web Community this would involve authorship on the site. Members are able to add to the content in addition to being a reader and follower. Being apart of the online community would be less personal than a physical community, but it allows for a wide range of members because the community becomes globally accessible.

2. Influence
A community and individual’s influence within the community in a Web 2.0 environment would involve the quantity and effectiveness of the member’s participation in authorship, commentary and sharing. The community platform would allow access for all members to be published and heard equally by everyone and each other encouraging an equal exchange of power.

3. Integration and Fulfillment of Needs
Involvement in a Web 2.0 community allows participants with common interests to find what they desire and contribute information that enables others to obtain what they need.

4. Shared Emotional Connection
Emotional connection through Web 2.0 is enhanced by the quality of the interaction by the individual user. The time and energy invested into the community is rewarded by recognition and deeper involvement in the community.