Creating real community out of a virtual one in Chatham County, NC

November 27, 2002

Gene Galin has created a virtual democracy unlike any other in the Triangle. With 45,000 residents spread thinly across 707 mostly rural square miles, Chatham’s actual communities are few and far between. But Galin has founded, nurtured and expanded a cyberspace place called the Chatham Chatlist, where residents find both a voice and access to their neighbors’ ears.

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