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The phenomenon of virtual communities

The Antidote

ISSN: 1363-8483

Article publication date: 1 February 2000

Abstract

Points out that there are five main characteristics of the virtual community business model: distinctive focus; capacity to integrate content and communications; emphasis on number‐generated content; access to competing publishers and suppliers; and commercial orientation. Depicts three Figures to aid in the description of the pertinent points within. Concludes virtual communities have the potential to overturn many traditional business assumptions.

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Citation

Kippenberger, T. (2000), "The phenomenon of virtual communities", The Antidote, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 22-25. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000006738

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