ncompass individuals who are homebound because of illness, age, or handicap.
whether online communities can be designed in ways that allow them to match the accomplishments of off-line communities
cannot be as intimate, strong, and affect-laden as in social communities
primordial feelings of fear, love, and anger cannot be transmitted online,
let people bond without being in close proximity either spatially or temporally
can evolve across national borders and time zones.
afer—a major consideration in many cities.
can accommodate many more individuals than off-line meeting rooms can accommodate.
much stronger memories than off-line communities
can explore new relationships or even new identities online—they are not constrained by their physical appearance or off-line identity
in providing group feedback
members have close in-person relations
Glasp is a social web highlighter that people can highlight and organize quotes and thoughts from the web, and access other like-minded people’s learning.