O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference - March 3-6, 2006 - San Diego, CA
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Session

The New Community

Derek Powazek, Consultant, Powazek Productions

Date: Tuesday, March 07
Time: 3:50pm - 4:35pm
Location: Elizabeth Ballroom A

Community used to be defined by location, affiliation, or membership. But today, the internet is fostering a giant network of interconnected communitites, most without any central authority. What happens when communities form and no one's in charge?

This session will outline the ways decentralized community tools (social bookmarks, participatory media, free APIs, blogs and tagging) are enabling spontaneous communities of interest to form, and how they're changing traditional notions of community, media, identity, and relationships.



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