Christopher Lueg (2001).
Newsgroups as Virtual Communities of Practice
Position Paper for the Workshop "Actions and Identities in Virtual
Communities of Practice" at the 7th European Conference on Computer
Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW 2001), Bonn, Germany.
orignal pdf version (watch the date; boarding the plane to Europe the
next day was eerie)
A more recent, searchable pdf version
And don't forget to check out the workshop report:
Tom Erickson, Danyel Fisher, Amy Bruckman, Christopher Lueg (2001).
revised October 2007
Dealing with Community Data: A Report on the CSCW 2000 Workshop>
SIGCHI Bulletin. ACM Press: Volume 33(4) July/August 2001, page
13. Full report here.