For the past decade, mobile phones have been used primarily to make phone calls. However, with an increase in the number of mobile phone users and improvements to mobile phone technology, new forms of interaction and new kinds of applications become possible. Now the role of mobile phones is expanding to support forming and maintaining "community"both geographic-based communities and communities based on diverse cultural interestscreating new ways for people to connect and communicate. The rise of online communities is one of the most exciting commercial and social opportunities of this decade. Today anyone working in the converging worlds of…
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