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By Sari Azout
In one of the most memorable pieces of writing I read last year, David Brooks writes: If you want to summarize the changes in family structure over the past century, the truest thing to say is this: We’ve made life freer for individuals and more unstable for families.
What led to this departure from community? Essentially, agriculture and industry allowed people to make more individualistic choices about their lives, and those choices diminished group efforts towards a common good.
By Ted Hunt
A seismic social shift has taken place seeing much of humanity evolve from a person to a user. We are all complicit in this shift. We have collectively accepted this new social contract unchallenged. We 'agreed' to it. We perpetuate and propagate it. We are now the users, the using and the used.
From The Guardian
Be it at an old Poundland shop or an ex-cutlery foundry, community food halls are taking to the high streets – and a new report expects many more
There is potential for up to 120 of these community food halls across the UK, a new report has found, as big shifts in consumer spending and attitudes caused by the coronavirus pandemic – including a newfound appreciation of local community – prompt investors to consider piling in.
By Julian Stodd
Perhaps, as our Organisations become more connected, more dynamic, more agile and changeable, we need to not only badge for expertise, but badge for proud ignorance too.
Perhaps we all at times need a hat that says “not me”.
Content Alone Will Kill the Creator Economy — Gina Bianchini, The Information
Part 2: How To Build Patient Communities — Nikhil Krishnan
Community KPI's — Carmen Taubman
ROE: Return On Engagement — the metric of care and community — Chelsea Haring
Escaping the Community Power Paradox — Jessica Studdert
5 Reasons Your Organization Needs an Online Community Now — Carrie Melissa Jones
Twitter pulls a Patreon — Casey Newton
Some thoughts on community — Sarvasv Kulpati
Conversations: Jonny Rose on Community Building — Simon Tomes
Growing Ladies Get Paid one town hall at a time — Get Together
🆕 Tips for moderating subreddits, inside ByteDance and being anti-algorithm — Everything in Moderation
🎧 Podcasts & Videos
🔵 #7: Community at the core of businesses success — Francisco Fonseca
EP83: Adding Virtual to your IRL Community w/ Hashicorp — The Community Corner
Grow the Movement (Onboarding) — Rebel Steps
How to mobilise your community during a pandemic — Matthew Revell
Building Community at Nike, Reddit, WeWork, and Teal with Erik Martin — Masters of Community