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This Week in Blogs for Jan. 31!

Posted by Scott / January 31, 2007

letter-b-3.gifThis week in blogs – community! What the hell does it mean? Are you part of community? Is anyone else in there with you? Or is your community a community of one?

What started me off thinking about community was something I saw on In Over Your Head about the ‘geek community’ in Montreal and how it does not seem to be as organized as the geek community in other cities. I don’t know much about the community in question (web coding and hip hop podcasts?), but it sure sounds a lot like every other little niche in Montreal (whether its musicians, or writers, or cartoonists, or whatever), where there are a lot of people, doing a lot of interesting things, all on their own.

One solution is being proposed by the Instigator blog (same community, maybe less hip hop): breakfasts for technologists and entrepreneurs. Like the hoo-haw that goes on with Yulblog, what is being proposed is a regular meeting to try and bring members of the community together, and expand the community bit by bit.

It’s sooo Web 2.0, except with faces.

Similarly, but in a different vein, Stevey has posted about the upcoming concert to launch the Apathy is Boring website. If I understand correctly (and dooood, I’m wrong about everything these days) Apathy is Boring endeavours to raise participation in the democratic process by educating kids about how it all works. I gather their idea is to use their community of artists and musicians to coolify democracy, to use “art, media and technology to revolutionize” it. Note: this revolution does not come with a Che Guevara t-shirt, but could come with an interactive DVD with audio and video footage. And the best part kids? It’s educational!

Be a part of the community: let us know what local blogs you are reading and participating in – even if you want to just highlight your own. We promise to check them out.

See you Next Week in Blogs.

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