Borges, Julio Daio
July 2007
GV-executivo;jul/ago2007, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p48
Academic Journal
One of the most surprising phenomena in the Internet has probably been the proliferation of virtual communities based on the exchange of information among members from various and extensive social networks. More recently, the convergence of the Internet and mobile telephone service promises to give these networks a new boost, providing them with the means for direct and instant communication without the use of computers. The article outlines this new phenomenon and speculates on its evolution.


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