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2.4 Everything sites as community
The definition of community just described is perhaps the most restrictive
that can be used, and even if Everything2 does not fit perfectly into the definition,
there are lessons to be learned. Community, as far as it is useful for a workplace
setting rather than a family setting, may include just the occasions where there
is enough of the strong and weak connections described above to be useful. Everything2
is as close to a community as can be found on the web, and given the amount
of content that has been created on the site, relates to workplace situations.
Community in this sense relates to the Bender definition, but is more useful
when considered in a less intense way than Galston argues.