IN HUMAN COMMUNITIES there are a number of factors that bring people together. These include intent – what you might want to achieve together such as a political party, needs, perhaps to live near water, risks, to stay safe, beliefs, your religion, resources, what you own and where you live, preferences and hobbies. There are a number of other conditions that may be present which bring people together so that they can share their common interests with one another. All these factors affect the identity of the participants in that community and their degree of cohesiveness.
Since the advent of the internet, the concept of community has also included virtual communities. Now there are no geographical limits. Prior to the internet, communities wishing to share knowledge, such as academics [...]
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