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02 NOVEMBER 2008

Danah Boyd on MyFriends, MySpace

"On June 19 [2008], danah boyd participated in the Berkman Luncheon Series to discuss her work and research in the area of social networks. She provided a great historical context to the various sites that have come and gone from the center of Internet activity, as well as some insight into what brought about their successes and failures.

Prior to her presentation she explained, 'Publics offer youth a space to engage in cultural identity development. By engaging in public life, youth learn to interpret the cultural signals that surround them and incorporate these cultural elements into their life. For a diverse array of reasons, contemporary youth have limited access to the types of publics with which most adults grew up. As a substitute for these inaccessible publics, networked publics like MySpace and Facebook are emerging to provide contemporary American youth with a necessary site for peer engagement.'"

(Berkman Center, 2007)

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Simon Perkins
09 JANUARY 2004

A Brief History of Virtual Communities



1968 ARPA Paper Predicts Emergence of Virtual Communities
1998–99 Portals Add Community
1992–93 "Virtual Communities"
1994–95 Netscape
1996–97 Intranets
1986–91 Lotus Notes, Internet Relay Chat, Listserv Introduced
1985 America Online Launched
1978–81 Usenet Newsgroups, First BBSs and MUDs Developed
1976–77 EIES Scientific Virtual Community
1973 First E–mail Message Sent
1969 First ARPAnet Node Installed
1979–84 Online Services Debut (Compuserve, Prodigy, the Source)
1985 Whole Earth –Lectronic Link (the Well) Launched
Communities On Line (GrandNet, etc.)
Commerce Communities (Amazon.com, etc.)
Net Gain "Homesteaders" (GeoCities, etc.)
Communityware


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Page title: A brief history of virtual communities
URL: http://www.infonortics.com/vc/1999/cothrel/tsld017.htm and http://www.geocities.com/juneling82/ws1p

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AOLARPAnet • EIES • IntranetListservNetscapeUsenetvirtual communities
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