Evolution of Virtual Communities

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Evolution of Virtual Communities


ARPA paper predicts
emergence of virtual
communities


First ‘cyber community’
made up of researchers at
ARPANet

1969

1973

CBBS (the first BBS)

email

ARPANET

1988

IRC

1992

WWW

Virtual reality and VRML

1998
-

99

1990

MOO

1995

Groupware,

3D immersive virtual world

1996

1968

ARPA paper predicts

emergence of VC

Communityware

1980

MUD

1978

1979

Usenet

Evolution of Virtual Communities


Asynchronous, text
-
based
communications

: Email, BBS, Usenet


CBBS

(Computerized Bulletin Board System)


electronic message
-
posting

and file
sharing

network


the primary kind of online
community through the 1980s and
early 1990s



Usenet


collection of user
-
submitted notes
or messages on various subjects


Form communities by subjects.


Request netiquette. FAQ’s are
provided.

1969

1973

CBBS (the first BBS)

email

ARPANET

1988

IRC

1992

WWW

Virtual reality and VRML

1998
-

99

1990

MOO

1995

Groupware,

3D immersive virtual world

1996

1968

ARPA paper predicts

emergence of VC

Communityware

1980

MUD

1978

1979

Usenet

Evolution of Virtual Communities


Synchronous, text
-
based
communications (real
time)

: MUD, IRC, MOO


MUD / MOO


ongoing adventure games,
educational or social


Computerized “Avatar”


some new MUDs use
virtual reality settings


IRC (Internet Relay Chat)

1969

1973

CBBS (the first BBS)

email

ARPANET

1988

IRC

1992

WWW

Virtual reality and VRML

1998
-

99

1990

MOO

1995

Groupware,

3D immersive virtual world

1996

1968

ARPA paper predicts

emergence of VC

Communityware

1980

MUD

1978

1979

Usenet

Evolution of Virtual Communities


WWW


utilize most CMC technologies


1969

1973

CBBS (the first BBS)

email

ARPANET

1988

IRC

1992

WWW

Virtual reality and VRML

1998
-

99

1990

MOO

1995

Groupware,

3D immersive virtual world

1996

1968

ARPA paper predicts

emergence of VC

Communityware

1980

MUD

1978

1979

Usenet