Online communities are forming at an amazing pace with 41% of those online
involved as a member of a some community
Large numbers of US Internet users joined online communities last year, and membership in such groups is now a mainstream activity.
Nearly half of US Internet users surveyed for the USC Annenberg School Center for the Digital Future’s “2008 Digital Future Project” report said they belonged to a hobby-oriented online community. A full 41% of respondents belonged to an online social community, and one-third belonged to an online professional community.