Traditional media giants and online Goliaths, brand recognition in tow, are developing Web communities that threaten more modest locales such as TheGlobe.com.
A small world of their own
TheGlobe.com co-chief executives Stephan Paternot and Todd Krizelman are on a mission to reinvent the image of their site and redefine the meaning of "community."
Will media giants bulldoze communities? news analysis
Traditional media giants erect new "high-rise" developments that are beginning to overshadow the community sites that sprouted much of the Web's early growth.
AOL's community push
The online giant is quietly preparing a new community directory that will tie together its user-generated home pages with chat, using the Instant Messenger client as the primary gateway.