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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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.
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.
Userplane Webmessenger Now Enables Online Communities of All Sizes to Play Games Right from the IM Window
Analysis of how online communities can be leveraged to improve CRM strategies
ITtoolbox is an example of how online communities can power a new, highly competitive model for business media," commented Dan Morrison, CEO and co-founder of ITtoolbox.
CDW's "Can We Talk - CDW's Online Communities Make Customers 24/7 Insiders" entry won the Diamond Award (best-in-class for the industry) in the Strengthening Customer Relationships category in ITSMA's annual Marketing Excellence Awards competition.
com), a premier communication platform for online communities and a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL, today announced the appointment of Sam Wick to spearhead the company's business-development efforts.

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