Personal Communities – the world according to me

Except for some saintly altruists, the world revolves around ‘Me’. We keep a mental network map showing who are our friends and our enemies. Who are the people I will see today or contact by the internet or mobile phone? Who can I count on for different kinds of help? Which of my friends and relatives know each other, and which get along with each other? So networks built around ‘Me’ – personal communities – have always been with us. But, nowadays, with Facebook and its ilk, people are becoming very aware that communities can consist of a person’s network of relationships, wherever they are located.

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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