Finally managed to get around to spending some time on pulling together a half decent web site for Woodlands Community. I have decided to move away from html editing and managing a web site in all the old fashioned ways and just use blogging tools. In this case wordpress (which also hosts this blog).
We had a community council meeting today and with the west end festival going on (street party next sunday) it seemed about time that that something is done. I still have a lot to add – in particular trying to find a good way to post images as I don't want to manage another FLICKR site in addition to my own photos and the church photos. Hmm, needs some thought.
Of course behind all this is the ultimate question of can a physical or geographical community also exist and flourish as an online community? Who will be disenfranchised as more of everyday life goes online? Will a group of people who live in an area but only communicate online see themselves as a community? What is community?