In addition to being a great mechanism in learning how to orient, belong, and present oneself in the world, imitation is responsible for social cohesion. Social media platform TikTok is both a great metaphor and an actual example of this: its Challenges establish a sense of community, in the same way that streaming of the same music or entertainment creates a temporary bond among strangers.
"Bill believed that people break into two buckets. There are those that come at life with a series of transactions. And there are people come at life with building relationships. Bill believed the only way to have a really great life, you can have a successful life doing transactions, but the only way to have a really great life is on the relationship side."
More in this week of community...
- Gravity is the key to community growth — Rosie Sherry / Orbit
- How Framer started with community from day one — Build With Users
- Lessons from 11 years of community at Metafilter — Jeff Atwood
- Changing the Language Around Community — Marjorie Anderson
- How to quit Facebook without quitting Facebook — Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox
- Routines vs Rituals — Tatiana Figueiredo
- Creating joyful moments in communities. Uncommunity #21 — Uncommunity
- Social Media Safety Index — Glaad
- New rules adopted for quick and smooth removal of terrorist content online — European Parlament
- Announcing the Discord Moderator Academy Exam — Discord
- Clubhouse comes to Android after more than a year of iOS exclusivity — The Verge
- Epic Games buys artist community ArtStation, drops commissions to 12% — TechCrunch
- Higher Logic Acquires Vanilla: Better Together — Higher Logic
🎧 Podcasts & Videos
- 3 Best Practices of a Great Community Builder with Joe Huber — Growth Marketing Today
- EP92: How To Manage Localized Community Chapters w/ Emilie Dellecker — The Community Corner
- Lessons from Community Memory, the First Publicly Available Social Media System — Community Signal
- Information vs. Belonging (and the value of the debate format) — Richard Millington & David Spinks
- How to curate your community resources with a digital garden — The Communities Show