en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_community

An online community, also called an internet community, is a virtual community whose ..... Many website and online communities have attempted to combat trolling. ... Several studies have shown that flaming is more apparent in computer  ...

www.alexa.com/topsites/category/Computers/Internet/On_the_Web/Online_Communities/Social_Networking

Social network that aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life . .... An online hangout, incorporating social networking, forums, gaming and a ...

blog.higherlogic.com/lessons-from-the-long-history-of-online-communities

Feb 20, 2017 ... Even before the invention of the World Wide Web in 1989, people used the internet - a massive network of computers - to congregate virtually.

www.computerworld.com/article/2526581/networking/timeline--the-evolution-of-online-communities.html

Jul 15, 2009 ... Think Facebook is the ne plus ultra of online communities? ... (introduced in 1980 ), Internet Relay Chat (1988) or AOL's chat rooms (1989). ... They may not have the cool cachet of Web 2.0 technologies, but ... means of virtual communication for literal shut-ins: The computer bulletin board system, or BBS.

www.zdnet.com/article/before-the-web-online-services

Dec 4, 2015 ... The pre-Web Internet was not user friendly. ... the basis of their file library and how much it cost per hour to download them from the online service to your PC. ... Today, this prominent community site continues on as a web site.

academic.oup.com/jcmc/article/10/1/JCMC10110/4614455

Jul 17, 2017 ... Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Volume 10, Issue 1, ... Online virtual communities have existed on the Internet for almost a quarter ... virtual communities have swiftly appeared on the World Wide Web (WWW).

academic.oup.com/jcmc/article/10/4/JCMC10417/4614510

Jul 17, 2017 ... Community computing is computer networking among and between residents, ... When geographic communities have high Internet penetration, people, ... and the World Wide Web to stay in touch and exchange information.

www.infotoday.com/searcher/jul07/reid_grey.shtml

As defined by Microsoft's Social Computing Group, a virtual community is “a gathering ... More Americans have used the Internet to reach out to an online group than have .... Social networking sites are attracting one out of every 20 Web visits.

blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/2013/06/before-you-were-born-we-had-online-communities

Jun 12, 2013 ... My first foray into online communities was in the mid- to late-1980s, when the ... or studying the history of computer game development and game play, or even ... We interviewed Jason for the Signal, and his ArchiveTeam web .... Links to external Internet sites on Library of Congress Web pages do not ...