Te Awamutu football club Te Awamutu football culb facebook page New Zealand Wakeboarding website
The Te Awamutu football club site is about keeping players and members informed about what is going on within the club, teams, and events. It also has photo albums of recent games that have been played by all teams.
The Te Awamutu fooball club facebook page is a social site where players and members can keep in touch outside of games and trainings. They can make postings and links with interesting sites or clips that might be interesting or of value to other people.
The New Zealand wakeboarding website allows people to become members with WNZ (wakeboarding new zealand) as well as providing information about events, sponsers, retail specials, coaching the list goes on.
Why do people contribute to online communities?
First i think i should define what an online community is. Online communities also known as 'Virtual communities' as defined by Ridings & Gefen (2004) "have been characterized as people with shared interests or goals for whom electronic communication is a primary form of interaction" this is where people gather to share interests, knowledge and their lives.
What people are looking for is social contact with people from different areas of their community or even parts of the world. They want to be able to give and recieve support form others to give them a sense of belonging (Online conference on networks and communities, 2010).
As for the communities i have chosen above, people want to contibute to these because they have a passion or interest for the activities that these sites are based around. They can not only contribute to these sites but they can get responses from them too eliciting a two way form of interaction.