Translated Titles

The Role and Impact of Virtual Community on Sustainable Rural Development




董時叡(Shih-Jui Tung)

Key Words

網際網路 ; 虛擬社區 ; 永續發展 ; Internet ; virtual community ; sustainable development



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

14期(1998 / 10 / 01)

Page #

15 - 34

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

Sustainable development has recently become a crucial policy in future rural development within which maintaining and reuse of ”atoms” is emphasized overwhelmingly. Along with the emergence of Internet and so-called ”cyberspace”, digital development, mediated by ”bits”, begins to attract considerable attention in planned community development.The cyberization or virtualization of various objects and even events within real community not only saves the consumption and exploitation of natural resources as to attain the goal of sustainability, but also facilitates the inner communication efficiency and social relationships reinforcement. As the virtual community prospers, the development gap between urban and rural areas might drastically decrease and the constraints of time and space within community eventually shall disappear. As the development of virtual community in rural area is still on the early stages, its effects on real community development is generally depicted to be positive, particularly in terms of economic and social dimensions. In the long run, however, some negative impacts might present. For instance, personal alienation, social isolation, net conflicts, information class formation, meaningless culture, city dominance and cultural invasion of western countries could consequently occur. These possible problems deserve more attention from those involved in rural community development.In a brief, the co-existence of real community and virtual community in rural development is unavoidable. These two types of communities, in essence, are complementary to each other, not mutually exclusive.

Topic Category 生物農學 > 農業
生物農學 > 森林
生物農學 > 畜牧
生物農學 > 漁業
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