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No doubt like like most people in Ireland, I give up right then. Having gone through this umpteen times, I now try to check a company’s shipping policies (usually there’s a link to them on the homepage) before even starting the shopping process on a website. Some things are sold and shipped by Amazon, which does deliver to Ireland, but increasingly items come from other, UK-based vendors, many of which will not send anything to Ireland.

As a result – tired of getting the “can’t ship” message – I’ve now abandoned Amazon UK for anything other than occasional books, Kindle downloads and CDs.

Constance Elise Porter from the University of Notre Dame in a paper entitled A Typology of Virtual Communities: A Multi-Disciplinary Foundation for Future Research offers this definition: "a virtual community is defined as an aggregation of individuals or business partners who interact around a shared interest, where the interaction is at least partially supported and/or mediated by technology and guided by some protocols or norms". On the telephone, in ham radio and in the online world, social interactions no longer have to be based on proximity; instead they can literally be with anyone anywhere.

The study of communities has had to adapt along with the new technologies.

It features 24 hours of battery life and claims to be a 'mini-disco on the move'. We verify each woman's profile thoroughly before adding it to our database.If a woman wants to place her profile on Romance Compass.com, she needs to visit our partner's office and provide a copy of her ID.Chances are, during the holiday season you either purchased something online for yourself, or (if feeling a bit more generous) for someone else. Barely half of us in Ireland – just 51 per cent – had bought something online by the second quarter of last year, according to an EU Eurostat survey released in mid-December. Here we are, an acknowledged international technology hub. The fastest growth in e-shopping is amongst younger shoppers. But it turns out that Ireland comes in well below the average in the EU for online shopping.