posted on Mar, 30 2006 @ 09:28 PM
How do groups develop on an anonymous forum?
Avatars, signatures, moods, and locations, are the upfront and obvious flags for identification. Do these visual clues provide the first
identification and relevance for a 'connection'?
I would guess the next most critical factor in group identification would be the content and context of posts.
Question 1: How many posters cynically tailor their posts in order to 'fit in with' or 'agree' with the group they want to identify with?
Question 2: How many posters are genuinely comfortable with that group...and how many posters do it just to 'jerk someone's chain'.
[edit on 30-3-2006 by NotClever]