Thursday, February 12, 2009

Quick Thought... on Internet Communities.

Aren't Internet communities - especially when they involve a certain amount of communication between registered users on a multiplicity of (random) subject like twitter, message boards or popular blogs - imagined communities like nations, as described by Benedict Anderson?
Or is it "just" a sign that you're spending too much time on the Internet when you start coming up with such comparisons, start imagining a web based communal identity like you imagine a national identity?


  1. Anonymous20:03

    Yes it is just that.In fact, media studies is going more in that direction, check out all about that, plus cool fookalt figurines...vicki

  2. Brilliant. Thought somebody should be working on that by now - it's so obvious when you think about it.