This week in community building β€” Issue 60

Preserving Community History πŸ€”

Ancient Memories: Revisiting Dubstep Forum

What Dubstep Forum has left behind is unique. "After realizing that I cannot save Dubstep Forum," Dubway told me, "I decided to freeze it and preserve it as an archive document for future generations. There are a lot of high quality discussions for music culture historians and enthusiasts who want to know about their heroes and the origin of the sound. That is why I still pay for the servers."

To Mend a Broken Internet, Create Online Parks

Eli Pariser, Wired Magazine

Much of our communal life now unfolds in digital spaces that feel public but are not.

The New New Rules of Business: Fast Company’s Advice for the Next 25 Years

Invest in community:

Companies have no choice but to rethink the way they engage and invest in the communities they operate in. Not only has philanthropy become β€œhyperlocal,” says Kara Medoff Barnett, executive director of American Ballet Theatre, but it is increasingly embedded in business.Justin Moore, executive director of the New York City Public Design Commission, calls on companies, nonprofits, governments, and grassroots organizations to β€œallow for new and complete ways of caring for our communities and our public spaces.”

More community news…

πŸ›  Tools

I realise I add events to the Notion Tools section, but don’t talk about it here. This is me committing to highlight some regularly.

  • ☁️ Trying out Google Keen for Rosieland πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ β€” the default content is pretty lame, but I will see if I can add anything there and report back.
  • Add Event β€” AddEvent is the number #1 "Add to calendar" service on the Internet.
  • Lowdown β€” An email digest for your Slack members
  • Topia β€” Your digital space to connect face-to-face in a more natural and fun way.

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