virtual community

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virtual community

A group of individuals who share a common interest via email, blogs, instant messages, chat rooms or newsgroups. Members of a virtual community are self-subscribing. Contrast with virtual workgroup. See social networking site.
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A computer-mediated community (CMC) uses social software to regulate the activities of participants.
One easily recognized computer-mediated community is the MUD group, or Multi-User Dungeon (a.

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