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If you would like to start a neighbors Issues Forum in your area, [http://e-democracy.org/contact contact us.]
 
If you would like to start a neighbors Issues Forum in your area, [http://e-democracy.org/contact contact us.]
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Our [http://blog.e-democracy.org/posts/category/neighborhoodsneighbourhoods lessons and stories are documented via our project blog].
  
 
The forums run on the open source GroupServer platform that we use and will be fed into both Facebook and Twitter. Our default is e-mail delivery, which is clearly remains most effective way to build sustained connections online.
 
The forums run on the open source GroupServer platform that we use and will be fed into both Facebook and Twitter. Our default is e-mail delivery, which is clearly remains most effective way to build sustained connections online.
  
 
Our work in this area is informed by our explorations of [[social media in local public life]] and these [[example neighborhood forums]]. We are putting special effort into lower income, highly diverse neighborhoods with our Ford Foundation funded [[Inclusive Social Media]] effort. We are proposing an initiative to connect and potentially train the hosts of similar local e-mail lists, web forums, place blogs, and neighborhood social networking groups via [[Locals Online]].
 
Our work in this area is informed by our explorations of [[social media in local public life]] and these [[example neighborhood forums]]. We are putting special effort into lower income, highly diverse neighborhoods with our Ford Foundation funded [[Inclusive Social Media]] effort. We are proposing an initiative to connect and potentially train the hosts of similar local e-mail lists, web forums, place blogs, and neighborhood social networking groups via [[Locals Online]].

Revision as of 09:59, 26 February 2010

E-Democracy.org hosts a growing number of neighborhood-wide Issues Forums we simply call "Neighbors Forums." They are big "C" community life and complement our city-wide big "P" politics forums.

The area/population covered is determined by the volunteer forum managers, but in general we like forums that either conform to the service areas of neighborhood councils or are based on a strong sense of local identity.

Start-Up Forums

In recent months we've reached a tipping point with neighborhood associations and individual neighbors now asking, "we want this here" and we are willing to make it happen. The key to their successful launch will be in-person recruiting.

Join Now - Forums open for introductions with 100 members

Open Forums

Background

If you would like to start a neighbors Issues Forum in your area, contact us.

Our lessons and stories are documented via our project blog.

The forums run on the open source GroupServer platform that we use and will be fed into both Facebook and Twitter. Our default is e-mail delivery, which is clearly remains most effective way to build sustained connections online.

Our work in this area is informed by our explorations of social media in local public life and these example neighborhood forums. We are putting special effort into lower income, highly diverse neighborhoods with our Ford Foundation funded Inclusive Social Media effort. We are proposing an initiative to connect and potentially train the hosts of similar local e-mail lists, web forums, place blogs, and neighborhood social networking groups via Locals Online.

 

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