virtual community

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virtual community

A group of individuals who share a common interest via e-mail, 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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SAN FRANCISCO, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Forum One Networks, a strategy and research group specializing in online communities, announces attendance projections for their Online Communities Unconference, which takes place in Mountain View, California on Wednesday, June 10, 2009.
Did you know that MTNA's Online Communities give you access to the expertise of MTNA members and non-members alike from across the country?
iMODULES has long been a leader in Online Communities that help member- based organizations engage, retain and interact with their members using powerful online management tools.
One study of online communities found 90 million Americans using the Internet to contact a group and referred to network users who nurture long-distance online community memberships as Cyber Groupies (Hoorigan et al, 2001).
Coco Fusco, a Temple University teacher, writer and performance artist, said such frustrations are common among people who think online communities are ``just rehearsing for real behavior that may never be used in the real world.
Vovici (voh-VEE-see), the leading provider of software-as-a-service solutions for Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) and proprietary custom online communities, today announces that Chairman and CEO Dean Wiltse will be presenting a complimentary Webcast, with featured guest Principal Analyst Brad Bortner of Forrester Research, on "Using Online Communities to Reduce Costs & Improve Effectiveness of Market Research.
The east coast version of the popular Online Community Unconference, which gathers online community practitioners in an Open Space format to discuss experiences and strategies in the development and growth of online communities.
VideoEgg is the leading video solution for online communities, supported by the largest video ad network.
Academic and not-for-profit institutions are deploying online communities as a cost-efficient and easy way to build connections with their members or students.
com ) -- a provider of outsourced online community management for corporations -- released another in a series of management reports today titled, "Proving the Value of Employee Online Communities," which outlines methods for measuring the economic return that companies can gain from building and managing employee-to-employee (E2E) online communities.
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