Online communities and sense of communityA fan website as a
type of community online. My interaction with the site has been positive and some questions regarding online community, participatory culture, and
1) How do online communities that focus around a central fan
based topic create a sense of community?
2) How are users of such communities able to channel their
fandom in to a personal identity and community?
3) How do these online communities reinforce one's sense of
community, identity, and enforce a participatory culture?
4) What are some articles or resources that discuss how
online communities are able to do such things?