Hi, Tim Roberts here. For assignment 1 I intend to analyse the forum of the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT).
The forum can be found here
Under this umbrella there are actually a number of forums. The one I have chosen is the Auckland Transport Discussion. As can be seen from the main page, a number of other forums are available which cover other parts of the country.
This forum is not related to my teaching activities, but from what I understand this is not a requirement. It is a forum that I have been a member of for a number of years, and one to which I contribute on an irregular basis.
This forum was originally maintained by the Auckland Regional Council, and was taken over by the CBT when the council decided the forum was outside of their core business.
The target group is anyone who is interested in public and alternative transport in the Auckland area. The benefit members gain from it is the satisfaction that comes from sharing knowledge and ideas with others, and the opportunity to learn from other members who, due to personal interests or their work situations know a great deal about many of the topics that are discussed.
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