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Friday, 25 March 2011

Tutorial Six: The internet and online communities

I have chosen to look at on line communities that support those who are affected by Brain Injury and those who support people with Brain Injury.

Provide the web addresses and a hyperlink for the three online communities I have chosen:
Provide a brief description of each community:
What services are provided on each site?
How and what can people contribute?

Brain Injury Network:

Our Mission: We are promoting collective advocacy and
self-advocacy for people with acquired brain injury and we are continuously formulating our agenda and disseminating our survivor (consumer) driven
public policy platform.

This online community is raising the awareness of TBI as well as supporting each other with shared stories of their experiences.
This site has many sections that people can access, it is very educational.

Facebook Online Communities: 
Facebook is a social networking website intended to connect friends, family, and business associates. It is the largest of the networking sites, with the runner up being MySpace. It began as a college networking website and has expanded to include anyone and everyone.
Facebook was founded by 2004 by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg and originally called thefacebook. It was quickly successful on campus and expanded beyond Harvard into other Ivy League schools. With the phenomenon growing in popularity, Zuckerberg enlisted two other students, Duston Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, to assist. Within months, thefacebook became a nationwide college networking website.

So my New Years Resolution this year is to spread Awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
To put it bluntly, there is no cure for brain injury.
All I want is for people to become aware and also to take measures to protect their brains, because even though it may be an "invisible injury", it is a very powerful one.  

This online community is not very interactive as it is facebook which is a social site but it is  a great place where peoples opinions and personal accounts. can be shared. The information is reciprocal and when reading through what people have spoken about it is clear this online community supports these poeple by sharing their experiences and thoughts.
Help to raise Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness



  1. Hi Cara

    I think that awareness of brain injury is a really good ideea.

  2. Hey Izabela,

    Thank-you for your comment. There are many informative websites out there and its great to find that the Brain Injury Network are promoting and educating people constantly. Amazing work!

    Cheers, Cara