Online Governance: Six Case Studies

Governance on The Well

The River: Online Community as Cooperative Corporation

Electric Minds: Total Anarchy & Its Aftermath

Brainstorms: “Howard’s Bar & Grill” — Benevolent Dictatorship

Slashdot: Peer Moderation

Omidyar Network Online: Why Effective Online Governance Requires a Decision-Making Boot-Sector

Online Community Governance Resources



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold


Independent thinker, online instigator, novice educator, expert learner, offline gardener.