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Community Unity

What you really need to know.

This story appears in the August 1998 issue of

If the thing you like least about working at home is the loneliness of a solitary office, check out the online world of virtual communities.

Whether you call them telecommunities or virtual worlds, their focus remains the same: to foster social interaction between groups of people based on shared interests. Some sites are text-based only (where online personas "talk" via the keyboard); others include graphic and audio elements.

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