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How to Build an Engaged Online Community
Online communities are virtual places where people gather on an online platform, for instance discussion boards, social media, and virtual classrooms to name a few. Often they are based on a shared interest, and operate under a mutually agreed social contract (community guidelines or customs/norms) and community members interact with each other. It is not necessary for an online community to have ever met each other in real life. Yet despite this, the shared experiences can be very profound. This article looks into how to create an online community, and make sure that the participants are engaged so that its content achieves its full potential.