Virtual Communities on the Internet

Virtual Communities on the Internet

Abhijit Roy (Loyola College in Maryland, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-561-0.ch147
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Abstract

With the advent of the Internet a little over a decade ago, technology has enabled communities to move beyond the physical face-to-face contacts to the virtual realm of the World Wide Web. With the advent of highways in the 1950s and 1960s, communities were created in suburbia. The Internet, on the other hand, over the last fifteen years, has enabled the creation of a myriad of virtual communities that have limitless boundaries around the entire globe.

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