One thing that legitimizes a group online is the purchase of it’s own domain. Our block now officially owns it’s own web site, http://turnwinstonblock.org!
This hyper local approach to community development is made easier with a direct voice to neighbors, friends, local representatives, and many more stakeholders in the development.
In addition, the latest social media approaches to connectivity are opening new markets in traditional ways that people are rediscovering. Consider a local farmers market. Having a block by block approach to markets allows people to sell, trade, or barter their goods or services to their neighbors, thus creating better relationships and an overall better community. Having a place to communicate to larger, but refined areas produces markets that have highly invested and committed people.
We’re communicating better with one another not only online, but on our sidewalks, in our local coffee shop, and rediscovering our place in society!