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Thoughtful Consideration of Lurkers

I’m reading a research article on how the meaning of community is constructed through a minor league baseball team. The article begins with this quote:

I am on the edge of the crowd, at the periphery; but I belong to it.
…I know the periphery is the only place I can be, that I would
die if I let myself be drawn into the center of the fray, but just as
certain if I let go of the crowd
Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari

Even though this quote is unrelated to community and the online world, it just seemed to put a different spin on the persona of a lurker. Curious about others’ thoughts…

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