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What is Community,Why community,Types of community

August 6, 2009

Define Community

A community is a social group of organism sharing an environment, normally with shared interests.

Why Community

The Community is basically needed for “how to intend to serve as a guide to founding, maintaining, and growing a user group”.
People have been using online services since the beginning of the internet to communicate.

This include prior to the World Wide Web, when electronic bulletin boards and email loops
connected folks across time and space. Many found that they began to form links of one kind of
another.
For example today the online forum tracking service, ForumOne(www.forumone.com) had more than
270000 distinct communities and forums registered at their site in 1999 (The site no longer lists total
numbers) And many more unlisted.
Here are some of the types of activities people have enjiyed through these online connection

Socialize – meeting people, playing around, sharing jokes, stories and just taking interest in each other.

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Work together (business)- Distributed work groups within companies and between companies use online community to build their team, keep in touch and even work on projects together Distributed work groups within companies and between companies use online community to build their team, keep in touch and even work on projects together.

Work together (community – geographic) – Freenets have ofered local communites ways to work together. Some have even combined this with ISP service. Comunity team such as soccer team, school group and other hav used online community to provide forums for information and discussion ,helping bring groups together.

Work together (Issues) – Virtual communities have been very important to people who share interests in issues and causes. Support groups for peple dealing with certain diseases, causes such as politics or the environment, or people studying together, all can form a nucleus for an online community.

Have topical conversations – Online discussion forms such as Cafe Utne (www.utne.com) and others have formed communities of people who enjoyed conversation about topics and shared interests.

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