Slashdot | Hosting Web Communities A somewhat geeky review of a book about…um…hosting web communities. An excerpt:
Hosts are essential to the building of relationships, he insists. They not only openly maintain the meeeting place — arranging chat room schedules, starting and naming new discussion topics, keeping order and serving as librarian for online resources — but they also act as “social adhesives” between the people who meet there. They help create certain essentials, including an interwoven web of relationships that last through time.