I am trying to clarify the 2 notions for a paper and wonder if you guys have some input.
I tend to see a “community” as a large scale virtual gathering to create and share knowledge, bringing value to its members. Could be company hosted or independant.
I see the user group as essentially a small scale affair that involves periodic face to face meetings with some online presence, more or less developed. The geo proximity is the defining trait.
But it feels that this dichotomy is a bit outdated. Meetup and other light formula can perfectly “live” under the umbrella of a larger online community, etc.
Any reference to look into?