What is an online community?
An online community, sometimes called a 'virtual community', is a group of like-minded individuals connected by online interactions. It's members enable the existence of the community by sharing information and helping each other. Online communities can be found on forums, weblogs and social network sites. The theme of the community can be very diverse ranging from hobbies such as dogs, gadgets or fashion, life stage-oriented themes such as pregnancy or marriage, disease-related themes, to business topics such as marketing or technology.