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"Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It's the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all. How do we define this lively darting about with words, of hitting them back and forth, this sort of brief smile of ideas which should be conversation?" Guy de Maupassant

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Blogs Grow Community

Another way of looking at community .... Why the Amish would like Blogs.

"The Amish way of life is actually a means to prevent interaction with outsiders. Oddly this is precisely why they are such supporters of community..........................

The problem with the Amish method of community or the beauty of it depending on how you see it, is that there is not really any growth. The only way you get more Amish to have kids. That limits the growth to a pretty slow number. The same is true of Separatist or Elitist communities. If you aren't trying to actively convert users, or working on ways to have communities interact you aren't likely to grow your communities." [Brandon Wirtz's Digital Mix]

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Creativity and Innovation Day

Interesting concept !

April 21st is Creativity and Innovation Day, set up in 2001 to "to encourage people all over the world to use their creative capacities to make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too. It's vision rests on the belief that every person is endowed with the ability to use knowledge, imagination and evaluation to create new and meaningful solutions to meet the challenges we face"  [link via Fast Company Now]

They also have an Idea Week described as "a child born in Canada that is being raised by creative people all over the world. Imagine what the impact of its birth might be in the future: a true multicultural and multinational event to bring awareness that embraces the creative human spirit questing for innovative solutions to global challenges for individuals, families, communities, and businesses."

Looking around the site i missed the jazz play that can really make this happen.

Now i wonder who's going to set up the first Creativity and Innovations Social Networking Service ?

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