Online communities have evolved beyond the realm of social phenomenon to become important knowledge-sharing media with real economic consequences. However, the sharing of knowledge and the communication of meaning through Internet technology presents many difficulties. This is particularly important in the realm of online finance forums where market sensitive information and disinformation is regularly disseminated about exchange traded stocks. This paper analyses the communicative practices of a group of investors and members of an online community of interest.
Greenfield, Geoffrey and Campbell, John, "Communicative Practices in Online Communication: a case of agreeing to disagree" (2002). ACIS 2002 Proceedings. Paper 17.