The "Evening With the Stars of
E-Commerce" meeting last night was superb. To follow up on the
insightful discussion with Mark Walsh (VerticalNet) about the importance of
"community", I want to point you to the May 11 Inter@ctive Week
article "Community Gives Rise to Commerce." You can access the
article at http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/print/980511/315688.html.
Kevin Jones, the writer of the article points
out that the thesis of Net.Gain, the best seller last year, was that virtual
communities will lead to new and expanded markets. Tightly focused
communities like VerticalNet and the two sites mentioned in the article
illustrate the promise of e-commerce as seen in Net.Gain.
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