Local Matters<br />Steven Clift <br />stevenclift.com<br />e-democracy.org<br />@democracy<br />
Dear Neighbors …<br />This month the Southside Star Community Garden opened!<br />3.0 - Community collaboration, problem-s...
Pew Internet and American Life Project<br />Neighbors Online27% of American adult Internet users use “digital tools to tal...
20 gun shotsSource<br />
Local voices, listening mattersMost democratizing, effective level for openness and engagement that works<br />
Civility Matters<br />
ENEMY?<br />Creative Commons via Flickr<br />
ENEMY<br />Creative Commons via Flickr<br />
Online News Commenting<br />Most people see, expect public conflict.Sharp contrast with private social networking.<br />
How Would You Design?<br />For Extremes<br />The Angry<br />For those with Too Much Time<br />To Divide People<br />For th...
Real names work, builds trust and communityNeeded in “public life,” not just Facebook’s private life<br />
Pew Internet and American Life Project<br />Neighbors Online  - Joiners~12 million on US neighborhood e-mail lists/ forums...
Inclusion Matters<br />
Pew Internet and American Life Project<br />Of 7% on Neighbors “Forums” – The Inclusion Divide15% belong if over $75K hous...
Participation 3.0Inclusive Social Media- Ford Foundation Fundedhttp://e-democracy.org/p3<br />
Our Issues …<br />
Everyone in every local place needs an online public space that matters<br />
What’s next?Empowering “ourselves” as citizens – don’t wait to be served<br />
Connecting local 2-way “hosts”<br />Join “Locals Online” group:<br />http://e-democracy.org/locals<br />
Conclusion 		More - stevenclift.com<br />blog.e-democracy.org<br />@democracy<br />Without real inclusion and civility, “L...
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  1. 1. Local Matters<br />Steven Clift <br />stevenclift.com<br />e-democracy.org<br />@democracy<br />
  2. 2. Dear Neighbors …<br />This month the Southside Star Community Garden opened!<br />3.0 - Community collaboration, problem-solving<br />Opening “organic” hot topic on Standish Ericsson Neighbors Forum in Dec. 2008: http://e-democracy.org/se<br />Dear Neighbors, My name is Michael and I'm interested in establishing a community garden in our neighborhood. <br />Dozens of messages, offers to help, and a call for a meeting. <br />500 members, 10%+ of households in May 2010<br />
  3. 3. Pew Internet and American Life Project<br />Neighbors Online27% of American adult Internet users use “digital tools to talk to their neighbors and keep informed about community issues.”That’s 20% adults overall.<br />
  4. 4. 20 gun shotsSource<br />
  5. 5. Local voices, listening mattersMost democratizing, effective level for openness and engagement that works<br />
  6. 6. Civility Matters<br />
  7. 7. ENEMY?<br />Creative Commons via Flickr<br />
  8. 8. ENEMY<br />Creative Commons via Flickr<br />
  9. 9. Online News Commenting<br />Most people see, expect public conflict.Sharp contrast with private social networking.<br />
  10. 10. How Would You Design?<br />For Extremes<br />The Angry<br />For those with Too Much Time<br />To Divide People<br />For the Least:- Transparent- Accountable- Powerful- Meaningful<br />That is online news commenting today.<br />
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  12. 12. Real names work, builds trust and communityNeeded in “public life,” not just Facebook’s private life<br />
  13. 13. Pew Internet and American Life Project<br />Neighbors Online - Joiners~12 million on US neighborhood e-mail lists/ forums (7% net users) - often a DAILY experience ~ 8 million social net group member on a community issues (5% net users)Roughly comparable to daily Twitter use in Fall 09, at 9% of Adult net users daily<br />
  14. 14. Inclusion Matters<br />
  15. 15. Pew Internet and American Life Project<br />Of 7% on Neighbors “Forums” – The Inclusion Divide15% belong if over $75K household/yr8% Whites and African-Americans9% Women, 5% Men 3% under $50K (of Net users)3% Latino 2% Rural Analysis on E-Democracy.org blog.<br />
  16. 16. Participation 3.0Inclusive Social Media- Ford Foundation Fundedhttp://e-democracy.org/p3<br />
  17. 17. Our Issues …<br />
  18. 18. Everyone in every local place needs an online public space that matters<br />
  19. 19. What’s next?Empowering “ourselves” as citizens – don’t wait to be served<br />
  20. 20. Connecting local 2-way “hosts”<br />Join “Locals Online” group:<br />http://e-democracy.org/locals<br />
  21. 21. Conclusion More - stevenclift.com<br />blog.e-democracy.org<br />@democracy<br />Without real inclusion and civility, “Locals Online” will destroy community, weaken democracy, and concentrate power. <br />

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