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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.

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Social Support Online Community Virtual Community Community Formation Computer Mediate Communication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gustavo S. Mesch
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HaifaIsrael

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