This week in community building β€” Issue 64

Strength of bonds > Number of bonds

Jake Paul has 50M followers on social media. His paid community flopped. Harry Dry's pal has 1700. His paid community is thriving.

Trusted Spaces

By Harold Jarche

I belong to several online communities. They are on platforms controlled by the community. For example, the perpetual beta coffee club is on a private WordPress site. I monitor all conversations but the community of about 90 people is self-policing. We have a monthly Zoom call which is recorded but the recording is deleted after a couple of weeks. I do not want these conversations to sit around for a long time and perhaps be taken out of context. We have nothing to hide, but we do not have to share our conversations with the world.Networks are not communities. Communities are trusted spaces run by and for members. Facebook is not a trusted space.

The high street is doomed? Tell that to the people queuing outside Primark

The Guardian

We are rediscovering shopping as a social activity under Covid restrictions – but only the government can give retail a chance.

Yes, there’s moar, it actually got a bit long. I recommend scanning for what interests you πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

πŸ“Ί CMX Summit 2020 have released some videos

🌟 Historic movement of the week

Riot grrrl

Riot grrrl is an underground feminist punk movement that began during the early 1990s within the United States in Olympia, Washington and the greater Pacific Northwest. It also expanded to at least 26 other countries. Riot grrrl is a subcultural movement that combines feminism, punk music and politics.

πŸ€” Community of the Week

πŸš΄πŸ½β€β™€οΈ WarmShowers β€” A community of bicycle tourists and those who support them.

πŸ“… Events

πŸ›  Tools

  • We're Not Really Strangers Card Deck πŸ‘†πŸΎ
  • RamenLife β€” Breakdown silos, increase connections, boost engagement and get detailed insights into your community.
  • Macro β€” a customizable meeting interface built on top of Zoom,reimagined for collaboration and inclusive conversations
  • β€” provides secure, simple and encrypted video conferencing spaces that offer the privacy and personalised touch you deserve.
  • Circles for Zoom β€” The most beautiful way to experience Zoom.
  • Bramble β€” Zoom out and party.
  • tchop β€” is the first turnkey solution that lets you combine news and content with social media features. In your own native apps, where you control the customer relationship.
  • Supernormal β€” Video and screen recording right in your browser.Automatically transcribed, summarized, and easily shareable.
  • Directory β€” Supercharge your Slack community

🐦 Tweets

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