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Internet, virtual and online communities have also become a supplemental form of communication between people who know each other primarily in real life. Many means are used in social [[software]] separately or in combination, including [[text]]-based [[chatroom]]s and [[forum]]s that use voice, [[video]] or [[avatar]]s.
 
Internet, virtual and online communities have also become a supplemental form of communication between people who know each other primarily in real life. Many means are used in social [[software]] separately or in combination, including [[text]]-based [[chatroom]]s and [[forum]]s that use voice, [[video]] or [[avatar]]s.
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{{Wikipedia|Virtual community}}
 
{{Wikipedia|Virtual community}}

Revision as of 06:48, 30 December 2009

An online community (also referred to as Internet communtiy, virtual community or e-community) is a group of people that primarily interact via communication media such as newsletters, telephone, email, social network service or instant messages rather than face-to-face, for social, professional, educational or other purposes.

Internet, virtual and online communities have also become a supplemental form of communication between people who know each other primarily in real life. Many means are used in social software separately or in combination, including text-based chatrooms and forums that use voice, video or avatars.


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