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A New Face of Community

What changes the definition of community?

  • The definition of community has developed from offline transferring it into the online world.

What it was before was constructed as a group-base forum from a single particular area. If you dwell from the referred area, you automatically become a part of that community -This definition is obsolete. In the online world, social interactions are no longer confined by physical presence. This makes them more mobile and flexible, growing parallel with technology innovation and the rapid transformation of society -This leads to a next level of demand towards simplicity, having your networks at your finger tips, which channels opportunities for the new breed of open innovator designers to devise sustainable format of online platforms and values that are future proof (this is what I’m hoping to learn from this Project Community course).

- I did a small research about what online community most of indonesian students, those who are currently studying at THUAS, use as a social media for exchanging thoughts and getting connected:

  • http://www.kaskus.co.id -The Largest Indonesian Community; this forum helps the students to keep updated of discussions for whatever’s happening in Indonesia and all over the Globe.
  • https://www.facebook.com -One of the Largest Social Networking in the World; since they’re studying abroad, this platform not only helps them keeping in touch with their families and friends but also a media for sharing their lists of personal interests, contact information and other personal information to get attached with others who have something in common stated on their profile.
  • https://www.twitter.com -An Online Social Networking Service and Microblogging Service; mostly used for pointless babble, conversational, pass-along valueself-promotion, spam, news.
  • http://www.youtube.com -A Video Sharing Website; when things get dull and boring or feeling lonely, they know just the resource to look for :p

Happy weekend!

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One comment on “A New Face of Community
  1. Nancy White says:

    Hi Ayesha

    I’m noticing that this group is strong on including visuals. As noted in other blogs, that really attracts my eye. Thank you.

    I was also attracted to your observation about simplicity — something I am craving these days in my messy online life! And also that you took the time to look at some of the social networks related to you and this work. Good initiative. So in this context, the “customer” is Indonesian students. I wonder if there have been studies comparing how different cohorts of international students use the net…? Ah, but I am straying…it is the end of a long day (and many blog comments).

    Your research question is VERY sound. I think it will be challenging to frame what you mean by sustainable, so you might want to start thinking about that. The rate of change in online environments has really challenged conventional business models. Maybe you will have a breakthrough insight!

    Thanks

    Nancy

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