Presenting a vision of
how online communities can shape the future.... allowing
individuals to make a meaningful contribution to the issues
and interests that affect their lives
The BBC Online Communities Conference held in June 1999 has now led to plans for BBC WebWise to help those creating local online communities. Details here include a Web Guide to sites, toolkit and forums.
On October 4 virtual communities guru Howard Rheingold hosted a live chat online to launch these plans, which will culminate in a further Communities Day in Spring 2000. You can now join a BBC WebWise forum about online communities.
In a keynotespeech to the June conference Howard Rheingold suggested that .... "a group of community-builders ought to consider building their own community, online and face to face". Discussion started then is now being continued online - more here about international collaboration, a manifesto for cyberspace and how to join in.
News from the June
communities with interests, organisations and
Creating online communities with interests, organisations and localities