A fresh paper has been released by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) . The paper discusses a more personal version of social networks, referring to how individual citizens participate in community governance.
It is interesting to look at how another government is looking at connecting the unconnected and working to make community.
The Coalition government has declared that:
“We need to create communities with oomph — neighbourhoods who are in charge of their own destiny, who feel if they club together and get involved they can shape the world around them.”
With the publication of the Localism Bill we now have some idea of how they intend to go about creating these communities. Sadly, the vision of how to empower communities is far too focused on engaging members of the public in the delivery of public services.