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Week 9 Class Discussion topic comes from — Chapter 11 “Social Networks, Auctions and Portals”

This class expects you to contribute two times.

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Your contribution one — answer one question only out of eight questions below :

Out of 5 different types below from textbook Section 11.1, describe an online community (or social network) and its business model —

Question #1: What are “general communities”? Provide one example.

Question #2: What are “practice networks”? Provide one example.

Question #3: What are “interest-based communities“? Provide one example.

Question #4: What are “affinity communities”? Provide one example.

Question #5: What are “sponsored communities”? Provide one example.

Out of 3 different types below from textbook Section 11.3, describe a major type of Internet portals and its business model —

Question #6: What are “enterprise portals”? Provide one example.

Question #7: What are “general-purpose portals“? Provide one example.

Question #8: What are “vertical market portals“? Provide one example.

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Your contribution two — comment on one of your classmates’ posting on his/her contribution one

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You will earn 2 points from your completed contribution. Please list the question number with the question first. For example, “Question #7: What are ‘general-purpose portals’? Provide one example”, followed by your answer.

You will earn 2 points from your completed contribution two. Please provide that classmate’s name at the beginning of your response. Everybody would benefit more if we can follow the discussion thread exactly. Otherwise, you will not receive a full 2 points.

You are expected to study Chapter 11, or at least to study slides from Chapter 11 carefully. You can find chapter slides under “Files”.

Always, you must Unicheck before your posting.