This week in community building — Issue 108

Pods and Pod Mapping Worksheet

...we had been using the term “community” when we talked about transformative justice, but we found that, not surprisingly, many people do not feel connected to a “community” and, even more so, most people did not know what “community” meant or had wildly different definitions and understandings of “community.”

What we lost when Gannett came to town

😔 We don’t often talk about how a paper’s collapse makes people feel: less connected, more alone.

🌈 Resources and upcoming events

🌱 Rosieland Notion Community Garden
💰 A Rosieland Guide to Creating Profitable and Sustainable Communities
🙌 Community Created Content

✍️ Community content

💬 WTF — The Web3 Glossary — # WTF is a Discord-based bot.
🔄 The Community Engagement Ecosystem — Richard Millington
How NFTs are creating a generational divide between platforms — Platformer
👀 Observers of the In-Between — Ian Vanagas
⚡️ The Word for Web Is Forest — Reboot
🤑 How to get paid by DAOs — Bankless
🏗 Building A “Community-First” Company — NFX
Why most online communities fail — and how to build a better one! — Justine Moore
🔢 goodfirstissue — a gateway into y/our community — Aimee Fenech

🗞 In the news...

💸 TikTok Shares New Insights into 'Community Commerce' and How Social Platforms Influence Purchase Decisions — Social Media Today
🐦 Twitter acquires group chat app Sphere — TechCrunch
🚩 The red flag meme is a red flag for accessibility — TechCrunch
😯 Microsoft reverses controversial .NET change after open source community outcry — The Verge

🐦 Tweets

How can we build better communities?

We are on a quest to learn and explore what makes great communities.


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