Community – The Word
Overview: The word “community” is derived from the Old French communité which is derived from the Latin communitas (cum, “with/together” + munus, “gift”), a broad term for fellowship or organized society. A Community is a group of interacting people, living in some proximity (i.e., in space, time, or relationship). Community usually refers to a social unit larger than a household that shares common values and has social cohesion…
In human communities, intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risks, and a number of other conditions may be present and common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness.
Strangely enough, building a community has become today’s big online challenge. But we tend to forget that We, human beings, are nothing but social animals that flock together and use our unique intelligence to rule over the foodchain and stay ontop of Earth’s global eco-system. This has been thus since the beginning of times and is inscribed in our genes, in our DNA.
The use of technology has changed our social behaviour and rules guiding the ways to interact in the real world. We find ourselves serving technology instead of having technology helping us to enhance our social interaction in the real world. We are only helping technology to get more awesome everyday, while we are turning out to be unrelated individuals on the streets. Strangely, we are getting closer virtually but moving further apart in real life. Continue reading