Sunday, February 17, 2008
With the massive work put into creating good computer interfaces, to entertain people (Spore), to keep groups in communication (Facebook, Twitter), and to replicate office software (Google Docs) ... there are no tools for community self-organizing. There aren't even any tools explicitly built to help community organizers ... this would be a crucial step in helping communities to use the web, to achieve things.
This blog is my experimental notepad on community patterns for the public good. A pattern is just something generic, which works. I'm hoping to consolidate these in a web-based tool I'm using for community organizing ... you can see one use of it here, for The Tango Center, a community-based non-profit dancehall and school.
Support and comments much appreciated.