Third Places in the Era of Virtual Communities

Ewa Markiewicz


The purpose of the article is to analyse virtual communities in the context of Ray Oldenburg's third place theory. The author argues that virtual third places are a response to the needs of virtual communities and their features are similar to Oldenburg's third places. The first part of the article presents the basics of Oldenburg's third place theory while the second one shows the characteristics of virtual communities: a review of definitions, their typology and features. The criteria of collectivity of virtual communities are also discussed in the context of Oldenburg's third places features. The article is theoretical and constitutes the first part of considerations regarding third places in virtual reality.
Author Ewa Markiewicz (WGM / KT)
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- Department of Tourism
Journal seriesStudia Peregietica, ISSN 1897-9262, (N/A 20 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.6
Keywords in Polishtrzecie miejsca, społeczności wirtualne, społeczeństwo sieci
Keywords in Englishthird place, virtual community, network society
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
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