- Volume 16 Issue 1
Today, most companies are building up and using online communities on their websites. But there are few studies on forming and operating online communities. This study shows the influence of social presence on these factors like usefulness, ease of use, playfulness, satisfaction community trust, and its ultimate contribution to community flow. An Empirical results suggest as follows. (1) social presence has stronger effect on usefulness, ease of use, playfulness, (2) usefulness and playfulness has a positive influence on satisfaction, (3) ease of use doesn't have a significant impact on flow, (4) satisfaction is positively influences on community trust and flow, (5) community trust influences on flow. It is necessary to succeed with next studies following this one about online community in spite of its limitation. Finally, we present contribution and propose future research directions.
Online Community;Social Presence;TAM;Trust Satisfaction;Flow;Electronic Commerce