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What is Off-line Communication Components

Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations
Refers to the off-line media (noncomputer-based) and engagement activities in these media—such as letters, telephone communications, dyadic face-to-face encounters, or off-line gatherings.
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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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