Thursday, October 28, 2010

What's In a Community?

According to Wikipedia, a community can be defined as "a group of interacting people living in a common location".

Today's new media thought leaders offer a variety of definitions and names for 'community' in the online arena which include tribe, twibe, twub, group, network, social circle, sphere of influence, and crowd.

The prevailing dynamic is that these groups and communities impact and lead positive change. Many lessons in collaboration and teamwork are offered by exploring the successes of groups past and present.

For instance, what lessons and insights can we take away from the progress made by collaborative efforts surrounding the likes of the United Farm Workers of America, American Civil Liberties Union, League of United Latin American Citizens, many others and the very active Latinos in Social Media?

These groups are leading change, impacting nations, and making a difference. We are presented with many opportunities to learn the values of teamwork, collaboration, and working together which can only lead to positive progress and dynamic momentum across countless private and public sectors.

Want to learn more about community and collaboration or connect with individuals who are passionate about positive impact? Register here for the upcoming Latino2 event soon to be held on the Central Coast or visit for more information.