Technical communities provide opportunities to interact with employees, experts, and peers in order to share knowledge and news about various products and related technologies. To initiate a systematic and channeled interaction, there are a host of features that form part of a community. These include forums, blogs, technical chats, newsgroups, webcasts, and relevant community websites along with user group activities.
Most of the features that form part of the community have scope for interaction in terms of asking questions and getting answers in various technical forums which are exclusively focused on the relevant product and technology.
Features like blogs offer insights and opinions about using various products and technologies while the chat feature helps get inputs required for the relevant product or technology from the experts.
In these communities one of the major advantages is the quick dissemination of information through newsgroups, webcasts, and relevant community websites.