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The Connected States of America (video)

I like how one of the captions in the video said “imagine redrawing the map [USA]  based on the way people connect with each other”. Fascinating visual on the connections our communications and “virtual” community create.

via Mashable
source YouTube


The Kinetic Love Project

Red Cedar Community Church in Rice Lake, WI is tackling a huge issue: human trafficking. Some of their high school students have started a project called Kinetic Love Project. You can find more information on their website here or on Facebook.

The Kinetic Love Project was started by a group of high school students wanting to take a stand against modern-day slavery and make a differerence in the lives of those victimized by human trafficking.

The mission of the Kinetic Love project is to educate and empower teenagers to think globally, by taking the global social issue of modern day slavery and being active participants in its eradication. It’s estimated that there are 27 million people in slavery in our world today. Human trafficking is the fastest growing form of organized crime generating billions of dollars each year.

The Kinetic Love Project is joining with World Hope International to stand against trafficking. This project seeks to raise funds and awareness in efforts to aid WHI as they assist girls who have been rescued from sex slavery.

How To Build Community

I spent a large part of my day on Thursday (10.14.10) reading, searching, perusing blogs, watching, cataloging, etc on the internet. I don’t usually get time to do that, but it really sparks my creativity as well as ideas of what is being done “out there” in the world, and what are things we can do here (particularly in Hayward) with these various ideas.

The above graphic is a good example. I read a lot about technology and the use of social media and how the internet and the collaboration on it has changed our world and behavior. It was good to come across something simple and time-tested: community.

  • What does it mean to be a part of a community?
  • How do I, as a citizen of (insert your particular community here), participate and engage my immediate world?

HT iblogo