Community: shared purpose, belonging, culture

A community is a dynamic, social grouping where members align around a shared purpose (or multiple overlapping purposes) and participate in a shared culture. Active community participation frequently aligns with a sense of belonging and affiliation to the community. In a community, the flow of information is multi-directional (i.e., not only flowing out from a source), with members able to do something as a result of being connected to one another that they would not be able to do alone.

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