|Re: Launching June 15: CohousingMap.net||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 06:10:36 -0700 (PDT)|
A whois lookup on the domain CohousingMap.net found (excerpt) : Registrant/Admin Name: Carles Garcia Tech Name: Javier Bernal Cabezas both of Barcelona, ES (Spain) Mary Baker wrote: >A little more information from their Facebook page (thanks to Raines Cohen): > >"CohousingMap is a non-commercial project . I am a software developer >interested in Cohousing of Spain . CohousingMap social network will be >available in Spanish and English. I am convinced that the main challenge of >Cohousing is the difficulty of contacting people to form communities , which is >very difficult without a common meeting place . >In CohousingMap there are spaces for users, communities (in creation or >operation) and collaborators. We will campaign to promote them at the time of >launch. >Any help is welcome." Actually the problem is not, IMHO, (in the US) that there is no "common meeting place" but that there is not *ONE* well known meeting place where all people with shared (whether they know it or not) cohousing interests (location primarily) can meet that is used by enough of the right people to form communities. Indeed in the US there are a variety of "places" with a variety of features : ic.org's reachbook (I could not find it today, is it still around? ) http://reach.ic.org redirects to http://www.ic.org/communities-magazine-home/ Coho/US http://www.cohousing.org/ and in particular http://www.cohousing.org/directory Cohousing-L Mailing List ( here) http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L Mary's forum: http://thecohousinglife.proboards.com Additional "places" may just further divide us so we do not interact effectively as much. On the other hand a cohousing social media might catch on and get lots of users and facilitate interaction - particularly since is intends to serve "individuals interested in Cohousing projects anywhere in the world" (in English and Spanish). Maybe in Spain primarily. We'll see how many users http://cohousingmap.net gets. But it seems to me that the big challenge is to reach people who would be interested in cohousing if they knew enough about it. These folks seem unlikely to seek out online venues. They require a more local and personal approach. Of course more "mass media" publicity to raise general awareness is helpful. Fred (Cohousing-L list manager) who does not use "social media" -- I support Bernie Sanders for President but would support Hillary. Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) Email: fholson at cohousing.org 612-588-9532 My Link Pg: http://fholson.cohousing.org
Launching June 15: CohousingMap.net Mary Baker, Solid Communications, June 14 2016
- Re: Launching June 15: CohousingMap.net Ann Zabaldo, June 14 2016
- Re: Launching June 15: CohousingMap.net Fred H Olson, June 15 2016
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