Community Management Wiki

Simply put, a community is a group of people who interact with each other. Beyond that, everyone has their own definition of what makes a community. Some common aspects of community definitions include:

  • physical proximity (eg. living or working near each other)
  • common interests
  • caring for each other
  • working for a common cause or purpose

Wikipedia's article on community describes how the term is used in the fields of sociology, anthropology, psychology, etc.

Types and examples of communities[]

  • An Online community is one which interacts primarily via the Internet
  • Category:Meta-communities describes some high-level umbrella communities
  • Category:Verticals categorises communities into "verticals" i.e. areas of interest such as sports or technology
  • Category:Communities lists specific communities that are described on this wiki


Some concepts about communities which are covered on this wiki include: