After searching through various online communities, I finally found one that looked very interesting and informative to me, fitness.com. I chose an online community in which I would not only gain helpful information and advice, but I could also communicate with people who are interested in the same topic as I am. I knew right away that it was a community rather than just a typical webpage that someone had made. A community has places where people can post messages on a discussion board, a chat room for people to talk instantly to one another, and a place where people can go to anytime of the day to post messages. The site was available for anyone that was interested in fitness or nutrition facts. The online community which I found had many things to offer; such as articles, tests and daily tips. There were many good articles to read, however, the communication with the message boards and chat rooms were not very useful. Although some people did post messages on the different discussion boards, such as, The Exercise Board, The Nutrition Board, and The Health Board, there were not very many responses to most of the postings. Nonetheless, there were many positive things the site had to offer.
The articles on the site, the tests that a visitor could take, and the daily Fit Tips the online community of Fitness.com were very beneficial every time I went to the site. Each day, there were different “fit tips” that the site provided the viewer with different strategies for weight loss and/or nutrition. I learned many positive things that not only helped me when I went to the gym, but also when deciding what to eat in the many dining halls here on campus. I could take an interactive test such as a...
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...ut mine were the helpful advice it had to offer (Rheingold 92-97).
Overall, I think that the experience I had with my fitness online community was slightly positive. The only draw backs that I encountered were the lacking discussion boards and chat areas. Nevertheless, I found much useful information that would be useful and helpful to me in the future. I think that I will be continuing to go back to the site to see what new and exciting things they have to read and maybe one day the areas of communication will improve, making it a better site for all.
Rheingold, Howard. “The Virtual Community.” The Wired Society. Ed. Carol Lea Clark. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1999.
Fitness.com “The Global Fitness Community.” (2002) Online. Internet. Available. 7 Oct. 2002 29 Oct. 2002
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