The new shape of online community: The example of Swedish independent music fandom

  • Nancy K. Baym

Abstract

Online groups are taking new forms as participants spread themselves amongst multiple Internet and offline platforms. The multinational online community of Swedish independent music fans exemplifies this trend. This participant-observation analysis of this fandom shows how sites are interlinked at multiple levels, and identifies several implications for theorists, researchers, developers, industry and independent professionals, and participants.
Published
2007-08-06
How to Cite
Baym, N. K. (2007). The new shape of online community: The example of Swedish independent music fandom. First Monday, 12(8). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v12i8.1978