A virtual community is a group of people who share an interest, hobby or set of views. The people in it may come from many different places. They talk with each other using technology, such as the Internet, telephone calls, and email. The most common is the Internet.
How virtual communities communicate
Virtual communities may use any of the following to communicate:
- Chat rooms
- Instant messengers
- Forums (message boards)
- Websites like social network services
- Conference calls (where more than 2 people can talk at one time)
- A newsletter
- A magazine
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Virtual community Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.