Online Communities: Designing Usability, Supporting Sociability
by Jenny Preece
Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons, 2000.
This was the first text in the newly developing area of online communities. Its aim was to bring together concepts of usability and sociability in the design of social spaces on the Internet. Although now more than six years old it is still found on the shelves of academics and practitioners who strive to make sense of the rapidly changing world of social interaction online – a discipline known as “social computing”.
Also available in Italian.