What are community networks?
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What are community networks? book
Community networks are computer-based networks created by and for a local community. They support interaction among neighbors. The discussion forum provides an additional channel for community interaction is also part of the analysis of the posting and accessing community information online scenario. Web-based systems were also more accessible for members of the press; these projects drew more attention to community networking than the first-generation projects. First-generation community networks were uniquely inspiring grassroots technology initiatives. The excitement that the first-generation projects provoked lived after them and energized a second generation of web-based community networks. As discussed, in connection with the Cleveland Free-Net, an abiding challenge for community networks has been the development of sustainable financial models. In the mid-1990s, the Web commercialized very rapidly; this period is sometimes called the dotcom boom. By integrating with the Web, second-generation community networks were integrated into this commercial frenzy in a variety of ways.