Internet portal sites and others are tripping over themselves to offer home page tools and virtual meeting places to users. But even with explosive growth in recent months, there is no guarantee that this community-building will translate into dollars.
What's behind the boom
news analysis Community features are all the rage, but analysts wonder whether the traffic those features draw will also attract advertising.
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