Are you interested in questions such as these?

Are there any significant differences between “real” and “virtual” communities, and if so, what is the nature of those differences? What does the term “community” actually mean within such a rapidly transforming context of mediated communication technology? Is the internet really a “social” network as such, or a barrier to meaningful communication and social interaction?

If so, check out this interesting post on Blogotopics! Do you think Facebook and Myspace are virtual communities or real communities? I would argue mainly real (facebook more so than myspace) since I know most of my “friends.”