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Is Facebook defining your local community?

6th June 2018

Maybe you’ve noticed, as I have, that Facebook is fast becoming the digital ‘placemaker’, potentially reaching a huge local audience, and increasingly defining an area online. Successful local Facebook Groups have thousands of active members. Sometimes it can seem as though the membership is 25-50% of the number of residents… Read more

Getting Started using interests.me

6th June 2018

We’ve created a pdf download for new groups, to help them get started using interests.me. (Actually, as interests.me is so simple, there’s not much else to tell. Once you’re started, you know pretty much all there is to know – so this is really a User Guide). A video will… Read more

Solving the community information problem – Part 2

5th June 2018

Following on from my last post about the community information problem, I’m going to pose the thorny question of who should manage or curate community information. This post was sparked by a discussion I led at Smart London Camp 2018 – an event run at City Hall in London by the… Read more

Solving the community information problem – Part 1

5th June 2018

This is Part 1 of a 3-part series of blogs on the “community information problem”. I often speak about the “community information problem”. But it’s not something that I hear many people talking about! It’s a hidden problem. Everyone assumes that there isn’t a problem. After all, the internet should… Read more