SOCIAL MEDIA IN A DICTIONARY FORMAT: ONLINE COMMUNITY OF eksisozluk.com


Reinhard K., BULUT D.

Quarterly Review of Business Disciplines, vol.1, no.3, pp.241-253, 2014 (International Refereed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : Quarterly Review of Business Disciplines
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-253

Abstract

Internet technologies help people to reach information easily, but the reliability of the source or the appropriateness of the website is debatable. Using virtual communities as an example, people tend to add their personal opinions and very subjective comments, based on their past experiences. However, virtual communities should not just be viewed as a source of learning or information, but also a platform for self-expressing and socializing. This paper reviews the concepts of communities and virtual communities. These concepts are further developed using the example of a virtual community from Turkey, called eksisozluk.com. The paper describes how the system at eksisozluk.com works, how people communicate, and the special aspects, which make this online dictionary a community rather than a website.