July 23, 2009

Social Networking for Local Development

Beginning in 1992 with a local, desktop-published news magazine and culminating in 2000 with a local, participatory community web project, these communication-based projects helped to turn a fragmented suburb into a networked locality. What do I mean by a networked locality?
November 18, 2008

Re-building Communities 2000 and now – a time to revisit old ideas?

Back in 2000 Ross Nepia Himona expressed optimism about the Flaxroots Technology conference in Wellington as the beginning of a movement to claim Internet for the community. He argued there is a need to build a strong society in which communities matter and have a voice and that technology can help us do this.