If you didn't, the gist is this:
- In Web. 1.0 we talked about community off the web as well as on it, in IRC, USENET, MUDS, BBSes, etc. (My dissertation and books are from that era.)
- There are a lot of sociology, anthropology, and linguistic studies of "community" that predate the internet. What can we learn from their definitions?
- Designing community requires special skills and ongoing commitment to the group.
- Good definitions help you understand "when you got it." This can influence your metrics.