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Online communities in upheaval

Traditional media giants and online Goliaths, brand recognition in tow, are developing Web communities that threaten more modest locales such as TheGlobe.com.

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.