A mutable bonding of Netizens most often revolving around a newsgroup, discussion list, chat or website.
a big bunch of people that don't know each other in real life, so one day, you will get some troublemakers on your forum, or heavy discussions which become fights/flaming over time
a computer location where people can go to access information or to get an answer to a question that they might have
a group of individuals who come together to talk about a particular topic
a group of people who have a focus on a particular topic for example vintage cars
a group of people with a commmon interest who interact about that interest online
a group of people with a common interest who use the internet to communicate
a group of people with common interests who use the Internet (web sites, email, instant messaging, etc) to communicate, work together and pursue their
a network of users that communicate with one another via computer
a place where individual users with common interest come together to build relationships with similar people
a real community in a virtual "space" where the illusion of place is filled in mentally as in a radio drama, or with visual backdrops
a sort of virtual meeting ground for people who share interests but for one reason or another cannot gather face-to-face
Used in tandem with 'virtual communities' - give people with similar experiences and interests the opportunity to come together online, freed from the restraints of time and space to form meaningful relationships.
A group of people who use electronic communication technology such as mailing lists, newsgroups, bulletin boards, and forums to discuss and ask questions about a topic of mutual interest. Some groups make their postings available to anyone who wants to participate while others require subscription or membership in a sponsoring organization.
Online communities are meeting places for learners on the Internet designed to facilitateinteraction and collaboration among people who share common interests and needs. Most are drawn by theopportunity to share a sense of community with like-minded strangers, regardless of where they live. Intra-companycommunities can be distinguished by goal: there are communities of practice (employees within the same practice ordepartment sharing information), communities of learning (study groups), and communities of purpose (projectgroups, product development groups, etc.)."
A place where users of similar interests are able to gather. Could be comprised of web sites, chat rooms, message boards, etc.
A meeting place on the Internet for people who share common interests and needs. Online communities can be open to all or be limited to membership only and may or may not be moderated.
A meeting place for people on the Internet. Designed to facilitate interaction and collaboration among people who share common interests and needs. Online communities can be open to all or by membership only and may or may not offer moderator tools.
A group of people with common interests who meet in a predetermined place on the Internet (e.g. Webheads in Action meet at Tapped In every Sunday at 12.00 GMT).
A group of people who regularly visit a social area on the Internet, such as a chat room or message board. The activities usually centre on a particular interest or common practice, such as cars, cooking or games.
The SSABSA online community consists of email discussion groups that use the Internet to exchange information and discuss issues. www.ssabsa.sa.edu.au/comms-info.htm
See virtual community
n. 1. All users of the Internet and World Wide Web collectively. 2. A local community that places political forums online for the discussion of local government or issues of public concern. 3. Members of a specific newsgroup, mailing list, MUD, BBS, or other online forum or group. See also BBS (definition 1), mailing list, MUD, newsgroup.