I’m wondering if folks are feeling as adventurous as they once did exploring their own communities much less venturing outside the designated boundaries of the communities they visit. Perhaps leveraging the digital world may help us see what’s happening around us – and empower us to help it move forward.
Using video to reinforce the idea of community via 30 Rock? That’s what one liberal arts institution in Ohio has started to figure out how to do with YouTube – with some pretty cool results.
The economic climate may in fact be finally having us look at new ways to engage with each other, including a look at how we view attending conferences, whether in person or virtually. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is taking a leadership role in how that may look for larger events.
Collaborative efforts can help raise the awareness of issues – and help bring people together that may not normally have a reason or opportunity to do so… The Blogging Against Violence online event is one recent example of just that.
Listening is easy when you first get started. Continuing to listen will make sure you’re around for the long haul.