One objective of this effort is to find new resources on the web to assist in creating new community paradigms. Another recent change to this blog is that now these new resources are being featured as Daily Updates on this blog after being added to the New Community Paradigms Diigo Group Page.
So far, there are 319 different resources related in some manner to creating new community paradigms under a variety of tags including:
Facebook comes out on top because many organizations, which can be partnered with in creating new community paradigms, connect with members and potential members through their Facebook sites. The Facebook Connections wiki-page on the Pathways to New Community Paradigms Wiki has a list of these groups organized under their particular areas of concern. The article tag is for Featured Articles via Diigo found in the right hand column of this blog. Recent articles posted were Conversation with Jane Jacobs, Green from the Grassroots and What Critics Get Wrong About Creative Cities - Jobs & Economy - The Atlantic Cities.
There are three different sets of tags or labels, blog labels found near the bottom of each blog post, tags for the wiki, and New Community Paradigm Diigo Tags. The goal is to have them all coordinated across the three separate platforms. This is still an ongoing process of revisions.
Along with these featured articles, the RECENTLY UPDATED COMMUNITY BUILDING BLOGS section, found immediately under the Featured Articles via Diigo section, provides information and insights on a variety of areas concerned with new community paradigms. The latest addition to the blogroll is Wise Economy » Blog.
These new resources will also continue to appear on the Economic Development in San Gabriel Valley + World Facebook page.
The first two Daily Updates featured:
- How to use this Wiki
- Why use this Wiki
- Streets and Transportation
- Community Ecology
- Community Management and Technology
After finding a resource and categorizing it by assigning it to the correct wiki-page or creating a new one, the next step in the process is envisioning and explaining how to use the resource in creating new community paradigms. The first part, envisioning, is greatly assisted through the newly added NEW COMMUNITY PARADIGMS SYSTEMS MINDMAP by THEBRAIN.COM. The second part, explaining the how and why, is done through this blog.