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What is Cyber Community

Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations
Community exists within CMC environments, specifically cyberspace, which is the virtual space generated by computer networks. Anchoring its online social interaction to cyberspace, this community is characterized by no interconnectedness generated by physical human activities in off-line reality.
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Reconfiguration of Communities in Cyberspace
Park (Hanyang University, Korea) and SungBok (Hanyang University, Korea)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-885-7.ch177
Since the emergence of new forms of communities in cyberspace, many scholars have attempted to define the nature of those communities—online, cyber, and virtual. Within the social sciences, online, cyber, and virtual communities are used interchangeably as new forms of community in cyberspace. Due to the lack of agreement on the definition of those terms, many studies fail to explain their unique nature (or characteristics).
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