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virtucomm's Journal

discussion of virtual/online communities
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All Members , Moderated
"If you make sure you're connected
the writing's on the wall
But if your mind's neglected
Stumble you might fall...."

-Stereo MC's, "Connected"

This is a community for the discussion of online or virtual communities and the sociological impact of the Internet upon humanity.

Of particular interest are the technological "tools" used to build these communities and keep them running. Hopefully the discussion here can lead to the development of better tools for human networking in the future.

It is maintained by metaphorge

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