Virtual Communities

Some articles on virtual communities, communities:

Virtual Community - Purpose of Virtual Communities - Internet-based Virtual Communities
... has also fostered the proliferation of virtual communities taking the form of social networking services and online communities ... The nature of those communities is diverse, and the benefits that Rheingold envisioned are not necessarily realized, or pursued, by many ... Virtual communities may synthesize Web 2.0 technologies with the community, and therefore have been described as Community 2.0, although strong community bonds have ...
Virtual Community Of Practice - On-Line Communities of Practice
... Communities of Practice like Sap’s SDN developer network, Adobe’s XMP forum, Sermo for physicians, or domain-specific corporate-internal communities such as those found ... Communities of practice are about what people do for a living ... Online communities of practice run the gamut from forums, faqs, to email list serves ...

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