Locals Online - For hosts of neighborhood e-lists, placeblogs, and community social nets

the place for local online group hosts around the world to connect and share advice

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Neighbors telling a story over the fence
Welcome to the Locals Online - For hosts of neighborhood e-lists, placeblogs, and community social networks.

Join over 340 peers working to connect local people online. Read the Introductions and then add your own. Use this peer to peer online group to share your experience, advice, and exchange ideas.

This online community includes "hosts" of neighborhood e-mail lists, place blogs, community web forums, building or block-level social networking groups, hyper-local online communities, and online journalism sites designed for active community participation.

Our wiki directory on social media in local public life presents the field as does the Pew Internet and American Life Project's Neighbors Online study.

Support for Locals Online provided by the Knight Foundation

Through the end of 2014, this online community of practice will receive special online facilitation support from E-Democracy.org as part of the knowledge sharing strategy of their Inclusive Community Engagement Online initiative.

Locals Online is the place to land to share lessons across our field. After late 2012, additional webinars and other training will be made available.

Members Directory
A detailed "who's who" directory of members.
Members
A simple list of the group members.
Join and leave log
How the membership of Locals Online - For hosts of neighborhood e-lists, placeblogs, and community social nets has changed.

There are 374 members in the group. Normally they post around 1 posts each day; the most they have posted is 23 posts in one day.

The statistics page contains more details on the posting statistics in Locals Online - For hosts of neighborhood e-lists, placeblogs, and community social nets.

Locals Online - For hosts of neighborhood e-lists, placeblogs, and community social nets is a public group.

  • The group is visible to anyone.
  • Posts made to the group are visible to anyone.

Members of this group may post no more than 3 messages in a 24 hour period.

The Privacy and Public Life Policy details our policies on E-Democracy.org.

Please also read the full Charter and the Rules of Participation which together govern this forum. For civility and agenda-setting, we require the use of real names and no name calling. Participation will be limited for those found violating the rules.

Steven Clift is the volunteer Forum Manager and is responsible for facilitating this forum and enforcing the rules.