Communities of interest

August 13, 2005 | By Jim Stovall | Filed in: journalism.

The ideal sounds great: a group of people who share an interest in a topic are able to exchange information and ideas about it over the internet. Time and geography are overcome. Such communities of interest would be informative, respectful and self-regulating. That was what I described in Web Journalism: Practice and Promise of a New Medium several years ago. But Michael Kinsley’s recent experience (described in his weekly column “Cybercreeps run amok”) has had a very different experience. So have I.


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