What is community?
“I don’t really know what ‘community’ means and I never use it” says Chris Hughes co-founder of Facebook. How can that be? How can someone that is partially responsible
for building the world’s largest social networking platform, creating e-communities, and being one of the individuals that is credited with helping elect Obama, because of his ability to rally individuals across the nation and connect them into a virtual Obama Nation, not know what community is?
I think a community is a group of people that are linked by location, or common perspectives or joint action or combinations of these three. If this is true, how many communities are you actively a part of? And, how about you, what are your your descriptors of community?
- Cabbage anyone?
- Do you Google?
As usual, fellow blogger Marla is way ahead of me and has already posted on What makes community? Check out her post on community and other insights into life: http://coffeeshopjournal.com/2009/01/15/what-makes-community/