Facilitating the experience of belonging in web-based communities at World Public Forum

2011 Jcgc

2011-jcgc“Facilitating the Experience of Belonging in Web-Based Communities” was the title of the presentation by Christopher Kosovich, founder and lead web communication strategist at Kosovich Media Group during the 9th Annual World Public Forum – Dialogue of Civilizations taking place in Rhodes, Greece.

After the conference, an article from the presentation was published in the Journal of Globalization for the Common Good, the official publication of the Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative (www.gcgi.info).

According to Kosovich, “There have been an increasing number of web-based community platform software alternatives available. Many of these model popular social media features and attributes. There is opportunity to expand open dialog access with these web-based communities to help explore potential solutions and alternatives to problems that exist today.”

“However, it is important for founders and developers of web-based communities to not strictly focus on the technical components. Purely technical features and gadgets cannot produce the experience of belonging by themselves. The experience of belonging in a community requires the input of people and the relationships that develop among those people.”

Read the full article at http://lass.purduecal.edu/cca/jgcg/2011/jgcg-2011-kosovich.htm

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