Re: Looking for folks to have a community technology/ People who won't use email
From: Marieke Hensel (
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 13:35:34 -0800 (PST)
Have any of the coworking spaces used a Facebook group to communicate with
their members? It seems that many people are on Facebook. Or a text
messaging group?

I don't currently live in cohousing. But I run a digital marketing agency
and am happy to lend my expertise on skype etc regarding community
communication online. Or more marketing related.


Marieke Hensel

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On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 11:19 AM, R.N. Johnson <cohoranda [at]> wrote:

> We are on our second or third incarnation of online information. Current
> residents generally ignore it completely- interested potential buyers are
> the main audience at this point.  Some of us communicate a lot by email,
> although like other communities we gave up on the yahoo groups a while ago.
> At New Brighton, most information is transmitted at Sunday dinner and via
> email.  We do our best to make
> sure our 2 resident non-emailers are informed, but have had to formalize
> the process a bit, or they were often simply left out, with hurt
> feelings, long meetings and slow decision making as a result.
> No matter how wonderful a system you set up, there will always be a few
> who don't use it. You can put a lot of time into trying to convert them,
> very likely annoying them considerably in the process, and with very little
> result. The other option is to accept that multiple medias are necessary,
> and put a reliable person in charge of printing the email out to tape on
> the Luddites' doors/ calling them etc..., as well as a gracious offer to
> show them how to use their computer email/ use the common house computer.
> I have to say that as much as I communicate on email, I don't have a home
> computer (gasp) and go days or weeks without checking email if I am not at
> work.
> Randa Johnson
> New Brighton Cohousing
> Aptos, CA
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