de Moor teaches at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, and does
research on the evolution of virtual communities. He has just started a
weblog called GrowingPains. From his intro post:
Although the importance of virtual communities is clear, much of their
potential is not realized. Many never reach maturity, become paralyzed,
or die before they have accomplished their goals. Virtual communities
are living organisms: they have (or lack) energy, grow, and have a
lifecycle. To make them successful, their evolution needs to be fully
understood. Research on the evolutionary dynamics of virtual
communities is still in its infancy. With this blog, I hope to
contribute to a fascinating and much-needed research discussion on how
to alleviate the growing pains of virtual communities.
love the formula that Lilia Efimova, Seb Fiedler, Ton Zijlstra, and
others have cooked up for BlogWalk, a series of small-scale, reflective
blogger gatherings taking place across Europe. Judging from participant reports, BlogWalk One in the Netherlands was a success. I hope to be able to attend one soon!
Sebastian Fiedler has recently announced BlogWalk 2.0,
which will take place right in the middle of Europe and focus on
personal publishing for learning. Nine people have already confirmed their presence. Here's the announcement:
will take place on May 28th, in Nürnberg (engl. spelling - Nuremberg),
Germany. In the late afternoon and evening the day before some
additional social activities can take place for those arriving early.
The theme this time is:
The role of personal Webpublishing for self-organized and informal learning.
Participation requires an invitation.
However, if you feel the theme of BlogWalk 2.0 makes a perfect fit with
your professional work and interests, get in contact and start a
More details about the event will be published in the coming weeks on the BlogWalk Website.
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