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Subject: RE: UKNM: Communities: Fact or Fiction!
From: Anastasia Williams
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 13:42:42 +0100

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: lkimberatcmp [dot] com [SMTP:lkimberatcmp [dot] com]
> Sent: 28 July 1999 14:41
> To: uk-netmarketingatmail [dot] chinwag [dot] com
> Subject: Re: UKNM: Communities: Fact or Fiction!
> I can't give figures but I think there is at least one "community"
> site in the
> UK making money. It's the NetDoctor service running for doctors and
> medical
> professionals out of the Oxford area. Drug companies are a major
> revenue stream,
> which might explain why I hear from it's founders that its existing
> contracts
> will already take it into profit.
> It has 10,000 members and 1,000 join each week.
> I think "community" is a suspect term - it implies low paid public and
> public service. But within business and the wider community there are many
> niches where the number of members were traditionally too small to make a profit
> supplying them anything other than the tools and products they bought for their
> trade.
> Supplying them with interactive web-sites and being prepared to let
> those web-sites go where the members want to take them looks like a plan
> that will lead to profitable web communities to me, though communitiy may not be
> the word you use to describe them.
> Lee Kimber
> Technical Editor
> Network Week

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