Online Communities

Gustavo S. Mesch

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


Access to and use of information and communication technologies have expanded rapidly. This circumstance has focused academic attention and interest in social groups that are not bounded in a specific geographic place and for which well-documented evidence exists of social interaction and involvement among individuals who in many cases have never met face to face.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbooks of Sociology and Social Research
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameHandbooks of Sociology and Social Research
ISSN (Print)1389-6903
ISSN (Electronic)2542-839X

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2008, Springer Science + Business Media, LLC.


  • Community Formation
  • Computer Mediate Communication
  • Online Community
  • Social Support
  • Virtual Community

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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