See NYTimes Article “Brave New World of Digital Intimacy” Sept 7, 2008
JewPoint0.org blog post, including link to the article: http://bit.ly/MqtCw
“ Right now is the largest increase in expressive capability in human history.” - Clay Shirky on TED
Using Networks Smartly Unaffiliated but strongly connected. Prospective members! Affiliated, but not well connected to the community as a whole. At risk for dropping dropping out at key moments, & good focus for engagement. These are your 80/20 people: Mavens and Connectors More effective at Expanding our Reach than the “ institution”. Circle represents current “community”, the tight(er) inner network. In general, the thicker the interior network, the stronger the community.
Bonding: Strengthening the ties within a defined community by increasing the connections among and between all members, and the social capital exchanged. Black lines: existing bonds. Green lines: new bonds Created through social capital and tools like Facebook To establish the connections and open communication