In December I defended my dissertation on Sense of Community in a Mediate World. Now my file is in the hands of the university for proof reading, and hopefully there will be a published version to share some time in the near future. I am also working on an ebook version with my file. It will be a “draft” copy because it has not been proofread, but it will be formatted like a book and easier to read on the screen than typical research papers.
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Participate in a Survey About Sense of Community in a Mediated World â€“ July 31 Deadline
Iâ€™m trying to reach as many people as possible who work from home, whether self employed or from a home office for an employer, to answer a survey. If you work from home, I hope that you will both take the survey and pass this information on to any work-related communities you belong to as well as family, friends, and others you know who also work from home. As a thank you for helping complete this research, at the end of the survey you can choose to enter a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card.
Although feelings of sense of community differ within community types such as neighborhoods and interest-based communities, research continues to address online communities as a single concept due to their mediated nature. This study measures sense of community across online and offline communities, starting with World of Warcraft guilds, to look for differences by community type.