My name is John Cassidy and since approx. 2 years I have been doing research on Social Media and narrowed it down to Online Communities last year.
At the moment I can benefit from this by writing my master thesis on the topic. For this reason I have just created an online survey on the "Attractiveness of online communities - a user’s perspective"
If you are interested in the topic and would like to learn more about it please fill out the survey which takes about 10 minutes - your time investment is appreciated.
However, I will also post the findings on my blog: http://socialmediaaddiction.wordpress.com/ so you can check the results or join a broader discussion on the topic here as well.
Thank you for your interest,