Soundcloud is in my opinion a great example of an online community. There are many benefits to Soundcloud; for example, you are able to upload your own content. This can be anything from a podcast or perhaps if your a musician you may upload your own music. The fact is someone is bound to come across your work which is necessary if your looking to promote yourself. Souncloud allows you to follow others users and join groups as well as creating your own group, which is a similar structure to some social media platforms. So in that sense, there is some aspects of a community being built by you as a user on Soundcloud.
There are some limitations to this online community; for example, Soundcloud in my opinion is only targeting a particular type of audience. I’m not necessarily arguing that this is a negative or a major issue but a community should have a variety of people involved. Due to Soundcloud being about music and podcasts it doesn’t relate to that many people. As media students we can become part of that particular online community if we want to upload an audio file of ourselves. However, it is still a useful example of how online communities can function well with a specific genre.