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The Power of a Connected Neighborhood

Nextdoor.com is a private social network allowing neighbors to create private neighborhood websites where they can get to know one another, ask questions, exchange local advice and recommendations, and organize virtual neighborhood watches to reduce crime. The following is a true story, and a great example of how connecting with your neighbors can create a caring, compassionate community – especially […]

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A Pledge to Use Technology for Good

I’ve noticed a new trend amongst friends in the last several years. I see ‘Facebook Hiatus’ posts go up around the first of the year and profile photos on various social networks swapped out for ‘on social media vacation.’ I wholeheartedly agree that we all need time to unplug from the distractions in our life so that we can spend […]

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Your Caring Community – a Gateway to Healing

Question: When someone is experiencing a health event, what makes them feel better than anything else? Medicine? A good book? An adjustable bed? No, it’s something even simpler. It’s connection. It’s knowing that you have a community of people who truly love and care about you. It’s sharing news and receiving words of encouragement. It’s knowing that even in your […]

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Virtual Communities – a World of Connections

In the old days (pre- 1995 or so), we used to think of “communities” as neighborhoods or small towns, made up of people who lived within certain blocks or city limits. Only geography determined where and what a real-life community was. Well, the Internet changed those rules for good. Today’s “virtual communities” are connected online, and their only real boundary […]

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What “Community” Means to Us – and to You

History’s first community was probably three or four cold illiterate folks huddled around a fire in a cave, long ago. Our early ancestors quickly figured out that “group living” had a lot going for it. Through the ages, communities evolved and grew because they consisted of hunters, gatherers, people who could make fires on a cold night and, yes, even […]

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