How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

Our community experiences today are largely designed around the limitations of the platform we choose to grow our communities on. A New System of Context & Feedback Loops (Platform). Community platforms, programs and roles will need to evolve to realize the full value of the model.

The Struggles and Strategies of Online Organizing: An Interview with Leda Dederich

Have Fun - Do Good

But right now, if somebody came to me and said, "OK, I need to have a contact management solution for my organization that can also connect to some kind of organizing platform," I would not have an answer for them. Emerging technologies are great, I am all for emerging technologies; but I believe very, very strongly that it is like Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: if people can't eat, then they can't go out to the fair.