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Virtual community
List of virtual communities
360voice
Ability Online
Alexander Street Press
Alexander Street Press, LLC
alt.binaries.boneless
Ameba (website)
American Marriage Ministries
Amie Street
Amina – Chechen Republic Online
Amina - Chechen Republic Online
Any Good To You
APBRmetrics
Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Wish Upon A Hero
Artist-Led Initiatives Support Network
ALISN Artist-Led Initiatives Support Network
Ashley Madison
AsianAve
Atheist and Agnostic Group
Athlinks
Audimated
Badoo
Batanga.com
BeautifulPeople.com
Bibliophile mailing list
Bibliophile Mailing List
BIGADDA
Biip.no
Bilddagboken
BIOSCI
BIRDZ
BlackPlanet
Blogger (service)
Blogster
BlogTV
Bongotones.com
Bookarmy
Bookglutton
BuzzFeed
Buzznet
Caedes
Cambrian House
Canal Contemporâneo
Cellufun
Cemetech
Cheek'd
Chinwag
Classical Lounge
Classmates.com
Club Caribe
CONFER (software)
Connected Education
Conservapedia
CozyCot
Craigslist
Crazy Blind Date
Cruise Critic
Crypto-society
CrystEngCommunity
DailyStrength
DaruDar
Dead Runners Society
Decayenne
delhii
Desimartini
DesiMartini
deviantArt
Diabetes Hands Foundation
Diabetic Rockstar Inc
Digital Classicist
Digital public square
Dogster
Dol2day
dol2day
DontStayIn
DragonRealms
Drama 2.0
Dreamwidth
E-society
eBay
Elftown
Elfwood
Etsy
EverQuest
Experience Project
Ezmo
Faceparty
Faces.com
John Fanning
Shawn Fanning
Fark
Faves.com
FidoNet
FiledBy
Flirtomatic
FlyLady
Fotolog
FreakingNews
The Freecycle Network
Freegle
Friendster
Futaba Channel
Gaia Online
GamerDNA
GemStone IV
Gemstone IV
GEnie
GeoCities
Gingerbeer (web community)
Glee.com
Global village (term)
GlobalCampus
Goodreads
Goodwizz
Habitat (video game)
HealthBoards
HeiaHeia
Helium.com
Helping Angels
Here Comes Everybody
HornFans
Horseland
Hotline Communications
Identity tourism
Idolblog
Ill Bethisad
iMedix
imeem
Infinite Summer
Inkd
Intel Open Port
Interartcenter
InterArtCenter
Internet church
Internet Relay Chat
Ipernity
ipernity
IRC-Galleria
Islamica
Itsmy
itsmy
iWiW
JediMUD
Jeeran
Jewel of Indra
jog.fm
Jubii.com
JuiceCaster
Kazaa
Kiwibox
Kloop
Koinup
Kreislauf
Krwetatnt
LambdaMOO
Last.fm
Lavalife
Michael Lawrie
Learner generated context
LibraryThing
Libre.fm
Lifeknot
LifeKnot
LifeLogger
Linux.org.ru
List of games on Omgpop
List of virtual communities with more than 100 million users
LiveJournal
Loquo
LunarStorm
Rebecca MacKinnon
Match.com
Match.com International
MedHelp
Meetic
Meetro
The Meta Network
MiGente.com
mixi
MocoSpace
Mohawk Valley India Association
•Mohawk Valley India Association [1]
Monato Esprit
Moofaces
Morpheus (computer program)
Mr. Cranky
Münchausen by Internet
Music Mogul
MyAnimeList
Myartspace
MyBlogLog
Myfreeimplants
Myspace
myYearbook
Napster
Napster
Netlog
Newgrounds
Nirvino
Odeo
OkCupid
Omgpop
Online deliberation
Online identity
Online participation
Online research community
Onverse
Open Diary
OpenNet (website)
Ourproject.org
OurProject.org
OverClocked ReMix
Paint chat
The Palace (computer program)
Palaceplanet
Passportstamp
PatientsLikeMe
Perpetuelle
Persistent environment
Philgifts.com
Phillyblog
PhoneZoo
Phonezoo
PinoyCentric
Pixiv
Platinnetz
Playahead
Playlist.com
Plurn
Pmhub
Poupée Girl
Pranknet
PUBLIB
Quechup
Ravelry
Red Light Center
RocknRollDating
The Royal Forums
The Rugby Forum
SAP Developer Network
Science.tv
ScuttlePad
Second Life
Sellaband
Shelfari
Shpoonkle
SkillSlate
Skyrock
Slashdot
SLB Fans
Smeet
SMS.ac, Inc
Snooth
social Life (website)
Frühstückstreff
Songza
SoundCloud
Stickam
The Student Bar
StudiVZ
The Survivors Club
The Survivors Club [1]
Swap.com
Sweat365
SwoonXO
Tagged
Talkcyprus
TeachersPayTeachers
Tech Support Comedy
Telecom Grid Pakistan
Timeline of Internet conflicts
TinyMUD
Tokyo Dawn Records
tribe.net
TrueAchievements
Trusera
Sherry Turkle
Twinity
Uloop
Ultima Online
Underlight
Urtak
Usenet
User-generated content
Utherverse Inc
UtterAccess Forums
Vampirefreaks.com
Varjojenkirja
VGBoxArt
Vidoosh
The VIGIL Network
ViOS
Virtual airline
The Virtual Community
Virtual law firm
Virtual Magic Kingdom
Virtual military
Virtual scientific community
Vokle
Wallop
Jing Wang
WAYN (website)
WBEW
Web community
WebChat Broadcasting System
WhiteLabelDating
WikiLosRios
Wikilusa
WikiLusa
Wikipedia
WikiWikiWeb
WinCustomize
Wirtland (micronation)
The Witches' Voice
Woophy
WorldMadeChannel
Worlds chat
WorldsAway
Worth1000
Wreckamovie
Wrong Planet
Yahoo! Mash
Yakaz
Yardsellr
Zino
Zoosk
Article Sources and Contributors
Image Sources, Licenses and Contributors
License
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Virtual Communities: High-impact Strategies - What You Need to Know: Definitions, Adoptions, Impact, Benefits, Maturity, Vendors

Virtual Communities: High-impact Strategies - What You Need to Know: Definitions, Adoptions, Impact, Benefits, Maturity, Vendors

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A virtual community is a social network of individuals who interact through specific media, potentially crossing geographical and political boundaries in order to pursue mutual interests or goals. One of the most pervasive types of virtual community include social networking services, which consist of various online communities.

The term virtual community is attributed to the book of the same title by Howard Rheingold, published in 1993. The book, which could be considered a social enquiry, putting the research in the social sciences, discussed his adventures on The WELL and onward into a range of computer-mediated communication and social groups, broadening it to information science. The technologies included Usenet, MUDs (Multi-User Dungeon) and their derivatives MUSHes and MOOs, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), chat rooms and electronic mailing lists; the World Wide Web as we know it today was not yet used by many people. Rheingold pointed out the potential benefits for personal psychological well-being, as well as for society at large, of belonging to such a group.

These virtual communities all encourage interaction, sometimes focusing around a particular interest, or sometimes just to communicate. Quality virtual communities do both. They allow users to interact over a shared passion, whether it be through message boards, chat rooms, social networking sites, or virtual worlds.

This book is your ultimate resource for Virtual Communities. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, analysis, background and everything you need to know.

In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Virtual Communities right away, covering: Virtual community, List of virtual communities, 360voice, Ability Online, Alexander Street Press, Alt.binaries.boneless, Ameba (website), American Marriage Ministries, Amie Street, Amina – Chechen Republic Online, Any Good To You, APBRmetrics, Artist-Led Initiatives Support Network, Ashley Madison, AsianAve, Atheist and Agnostic Group, Athlinks, Audimated, Badoo, Batanga.com, BeautifulPeople.com, Bibliophile mailing list, BIGADDA, Biip.no, Bilddagboken, BIOSCI, BIRDZ, BlackPlanet, Blogger (service), Blogster, BlogTV, Bongotones.com, Bookarmy, Bookglutton, BuzzFeed, Buzznet, Caedes, Cambrian House, Canal Contemporâneo, Cellufun, Cemetech, Cheek'd, Chinwag, Classical Lounge, Classmates.com, Club Caribe, CONFER (software), Connected Education, Conservapedia, CozyCot, Craigslist, Crazy Blind Date, Cruise Critic, Crypto-society, CrystEngCommunity, DailyStrength, DaruDar, Dead Runners Society, Decayenne, Delhii, Desimartini, DeviantArt, Diabetes Hands Foundation, Diabetic Rockstar Inc, Digital Classicist, Digital public square, Dogster, Dol2day, DontStayIn, DragonRealms, Drama 2.0, Dreamwidth, E-society, EBay, Elftown, Elfwood, Etsy, EverQuest, Experience Project, Ezmo, Faceparty, Faces.com, John Fanning, Shawn Fanning, Fark, Faves.com, FidoNet, FiledBy, Flirtomatic, FlyLady, Fotolog, FreakingNews, The Freecycle Network, Freegle, Friendster, Futaba Channel, Gaia Online, GamerDNA, GemStone IV, GEnie, GeoCities, Gingerbeer (web community), Glee.com, Global village (term), GlobalCampus, Goodreads, Goodwizz, Habitat (video game), HealthBoards, HeiaHeia, Helium.com, Helping Angels, Here Comes Everybody, Hi5, HornFans, Horseland, Hotline Communications, Identity tourism, Idolblog, Ill Bethisad, IMedix, Imeem, Infinite Summer, Inkd, Intel Open Port, Interartcenter, Internet church, Internet Relay Chat, Ipernity, IRC-Galleria, Islamica, Itsmy, IWiW, JediMUD, Jeeran, Jewel of Indra, Jog.fm, Jubii.com, JuiceCaster, Kazaa, Kiwibox, Kloop, Koinup...and much more

This book explains in-depth the real drivers and workings of Virtual Communities. It reduces the risk of your technology, time and resources investment decisions by enabling you to compare your understanding of Virtual Communities with the objectivity of experienced professionals.
A virtual community is a social network of individuals who interact through specific media, potentially crossing geographical and political boundaries in order to pursue mutual interests or goals. One of the most pervasive types of virtual community include social networking services, which consist of various online communities.

The term virtual community is attributed to the book of the same title by Howard Rheingold, published in 1993. The book, which could be considered a social enquiry, putting the research in the social sciences, discussed his adventures on The WELL and onward into a range of computer-mediated communication and social groups, broadening it to information science. The technologies included Usenet, MUDs (Multi-User Dungeon) and their derivatives MUSHes and MOOs, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), chat rooms and electronic mailing lists; the World Wide Web as we know it today was not yet used by many people. Rheingold pointed out the potential benefits for personal psychological well-being, as well as for society at large, of belonging to such a group.

These virtual communities all encourage interaction, sometimes focusing around a particular interest, or sometimes just to communicate. Quality virtual communities do both. They allow users to interact over a shared passion, whether it be through message boards, chat rooms, social networking sites, or virtual worlds.

This book is your ultimate resource for Virtual Communities. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, analysis, background and everything you need to know.

In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Virtual Communities right away, covering: Virtual community, List of virtual communities, 360voice, Ability Online, Alexander Street Press, Alt.binaries.boneless, Ameba (website), American Marriage Ministries, Amie Street, Amina – Chechen Republic Online, Any Good To You, APBRmetrics, Artist-Led Initiatives Support Network, Ashley Madison, AsianAve, Atheist and Agnostic Group, Athlinks, Audimated, Badoo, Batanga.com, BeautifulPeople.com, Bibliophile mailing list, BIGADDA, Biip.no, Bilddagboken, BIOSCI, BIRDZ, BlackPlanet, Blogger (service), Blogster, BlogTV, Bongotones.com, Bookarmy, Bookglutton, BuzzFeed, Buzznet, Caedes, Cambrian House, Canal Contemporâneo, Cellufun, Cemetech, Cheek'd, Chinwag, Classical Lounge, Classmates.com, Club Caribe, CONFER (software), Connected Education, Conservapedia, CozyCot, Craigslist, Crazy Blind Date, Cruise Critic, Crypto-society, CrystEngCommunity, DailyStrength, DaruDar, Dead Runners Society, Decayenne, Delhii, Desimartini, DeviantArt, Diabetes Hands Foundation, Diabetic Rockstar Inc, Digital Classicist, Digital public square, Dogster, Dol2day, DontStayIn, DragonRealms, Drama 2.0, Dreamwidth, E-society, EBay, Elftown, Elfwood, Etsy, EverQuest, Experience Project, Ezmo, Faceparty, Faces.com, John Fanning, Shawn Fanning, Fark, Faves.com, FidoNet, FiledBy, Flirtomatic, FlyLady, Fotolog, FreakingNews, The Freecycle Network, Freegle, Friendster, Futaba Channel, Gaia Online, GamerDNA, GemStone IV, GEnie, GeoCities, Gingerbeer (web community), Glee.com, Global village (term), GlobalCampus, Goodreads, Goodwizz, Habitat (video game), HealthBoards, HeiaHeia, Helium.com, Helping Angels, Here Comes Everybody, Hi5, HornFans, Horseland, Hotline Communications, Identity tourism, Idolblog, Ill Bethisad, IMedix, Imeem, Infinite Summer, Inkd, Intel Open Port, Interartcenter, Internet church, Internet Relay Chat, Ipernity, IRC-Galleria, Islamica, Itsmy, IWiW, JediMUD, Jeeran, Jewel of Indra, Jog.fm, Jubii.com, JuiceCaster, Kazaa, Kiwibox, Kloop, Koinup...and much more

This book explains in-depth the real drivers and workings of Virtual Communities. It reduces the risk of your technology, time and resources investment decisions by enabling you to compare your understanding of Virtual Communities with the objectivity of experienced professionals.

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