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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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online community

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 9 words.

Another name for a *virtual community.

virtual community

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 44 words.

A group of network users who are linked by some specific area of interest such as *genealogy. A variety of ...

emerging virtual institutions

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 18 words.

The development of governmental, business, or social communities that are enabled by *social media.

JANET

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 13 words.

The network for the education and research community within the United Kingdom.

telecottage

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 41 words.

A room or a building, usually in a remote community, which contains computers and communications equipment. Telecottages are used by members of that community for work or for pleasure. With...

virtual

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 39 words.

Adjective used to describe an experience or entity which is a simulation of something real; for example, *virtual community...

social software

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 19 words.

Software that allows users of the Internet to interact as if they were members of a community.

software piracy

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online October 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Science; Technological Change; Research and Development. 58 words.

The process of copying commercial software and making it available to the general user community, either at a small fee or free. There are a number of motives for it, including commercial...