The Power of Community
Building a "community" was a hot concept years ago, but is now largely considered passe. There are some web sites that do succeed in building a loyal community, and this is an incredible asset. Most communities are bulletin board based, (forum) meaning customers can post questions/comments on a bulletin board and other customers can respond. This provides the opportunity for sharing information and ensures that the company hosting this bulletin board provides top notch quality. If they don't all their customers are in contact with one another, so slipping up isn't an option.
Yahoo Groups is a free email group service that allows you to easily create and join email groups. Email groups offer a convenient way to connect with others who share the same interests and ideas
Just a few ideas for using Yahoo Groups:
Get in touch with friends
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