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It’s another busy in the community world.
From the NY Times
The social network’s tone has long reflected corporate America: staid, monolithic, white. Now Black users are speaking up — and saying the site is limiting their voice.
From The Atlantic
Watching the Meme Factory video again a decade later, what once seemed like consequence-free, playful transgression now looked toxic. The shout of “Kill her!,” which anticipated the sexism of Gamergate, was particularly haunting. “Too many of us just didn’t see it, or if we did, we just didn’t think it was real misogyny,” Phillips said. “The mystique of lulz, the fun of lulz, was too ethically paralyzing.”
By James Clear
Convincing someone to change their mind is really the process of convincing them to change their tribe. If they abandon their beliefs, they run the risk of losing social ties. You can’t expect someone to change their mind if you take away their community too. You have to give them somewhere to go. Nobody wants their worldview torn apart if loneliness is the outcome.
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And more this week...
- Why I stopped reading HN (2010) — Hackernews There is some gold in these comments if you can spare the time to read and process them.
- Facebook bans QAnon across its platforms
- How Empowering Local Leaders Grew NextDoor to 94% of US Neighborhoods with Sarah Leary — Masters of Community
- Episode 034 - Holy Batman! Ask Me Anything for Digital Community Should be Engaging and Produce tons of engaging Content — Peers Over Beers
- Announcing The Community Fund Investment Team — Lolita Taub
- One Year Down… — Erica Kuhl
- Drive-through wedding bypasses Covid rules — BBC
- Building a face-to-face relationship with users at VideoAsk (by Typeform) – Issue 2 — Build With Users
- Forum owners, how do you “fight” Facebook groups? — Discourse
- Issue #30: Empathy and Belonging — Future of Belonging
- State of the Orbit Model - Fall 2020 — Orbit
- Podcast 273: Chris Anderson on drones, driverless cars, and creating communities around code — The Overflow 🎧
- Zoom: breaking new ground in the pandemic era — Marie Dollé
- How to Use an Online Community as a Content Marketing Pipeline — Noele Flowers
- Defining The Community – Our Statement of No’s — Amanda Scott
- Slack is getting Instagram-like stories and push-to-talk audio calls for the pandemic era — The Verge
- The problem and opportunity in paid membership sites — Richard Millington
- Section 230 and the Freedom to Remove Objectionable Content — Community Signal 🎧
- Ok but can you *really* scale community? — Danielle
❤️ What made me smile
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