Is there such a thing as a “real” online community? What exactly is a community anyway? In my opinion I believe a community is a group of people that share some sort of common interest or background. Whether it’s where they’re from, where they go to school, or what one does in their leisure, a community is simply a group of people with a common interest. So, does it make a difference if this community is online or in person? I don’t think so. I feel as though technology has become so ubiquitous that it really doesn’t make a difference.