Observations and Predictions (2018 Edition)

Community Guy

My friends at Vanilla Forums asked me to add my observations of online communities in 2018 and the predictions for where we are going in 2019 to their yearly report. I’m really excited about community in 2019.

2018 127

Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. Some novels about post-collapse society describe communities and ‘tribes’ permeated by cults. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

2018 76

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

It is about being in a conversation in a community. and went on to say that we need a really easy interface, that is more user-friendly. In building Dat, we envision a future of community-driven tools backed by nonprofit organizations.

2018 225

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Meanwhile, my friend Khelsilem insists the project will not go ahead. Orcas On Howe Sound: My friend Bob Turner celebrates the return of killer whales to Howe Sound, right beside my island home. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

2018 59

Observations and Predictions (2019 Edition)

Community Guy

My friends at Vanilla Forums asked me to add my observations of online communities in 2018 and the predictions for where we are going in 2019 to their yearly report. I’m really excited about community in 2019.

2019 116

Community Signal interviews the Community Guy

Community Guy

A few months back,I had the pleasure of (finally) being interviewed by my friend, Patrick O’Keefe on the Community Signal podcast. Patrick has been doing community work nearly as long as anyone I know… myself included. He’s built a really great podcast for community management professionals, talking about all the stuff we all need to know to do great community work.

2018 98

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

We are the thread that runs through an otherwise disconnected set of data, and knowledge about ourselves, our associations, and our community will create an underlying fabric against which the value and relevance of everything else will be measured. This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

Painting of Shrimp Poboy New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

It reminded me of the introductory task that was set on Etienne Wenger’s online course Foundations of Communities of Practice that he ran with John Smith and Bron Stuckey in 2008. We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0 open course/MOOC.

2018 148

Painting of Marigny, New Orleans, Dauphine and Spain

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans Number Two

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Sea Shell Number Two New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Sea Shell New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting in the Marigny, New Orleans.

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Yellow Orchids New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Duck Confit with Duck Fat Fries

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall. photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems.

2018 46

Painting of Waterlily at Giverney Number 2

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Alvin Youngblood Hart at Chicki Wah Wah, New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of Reflections in City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Stone Barn Wye Valley England

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of Waterlilies at Giverny, France

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

France 141

Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans Number Three

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of Sunflower Shadows

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of French Tomatoes

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Apples in a Blue Bowl

Portals and KM

This was done as a demonstration for the painting class at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans.    My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunche

2018 130

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Stories about it are cautionary tales against excessive acquisitiveness and disconnection from community. Howe Sound Ballet: My friend Bob Turner captures astonishing footage of seals, sea lions and massive schools of anchovies right in Snug Cove, Bowen Island.

2018 46

How not to thank your customers

Community Guy

But rather than just say “thank you”, we’d like to extend a unique offer to you and your friends. Send your friends and family a special offer ($100 value) and when they sign up and complete the 4 week trial, you can earn $20 FREE POSTAGE!

2018 116

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

I glossed over the political posts and commented on posts that talked about friends, family, food, or fun. Not a close friend, but certainly part of the life that made me who I am and he who he is. Community Indicators Coopertainment Culture Current Affairs Focused Social Media

2018 130

The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

I’m Jake, the Community Guy. But I’m the guy who loves online community and has spent the better part of my career trying to bring community engagement to life in the most impactful, world changing ways possible. I’d worked my ass off to be a small part of helping the idea of online engagement, social media, and community building take root in the world since the mid-90s. I was the guy who bugged his friends and family at parties about the internet in the 90s.

2018 89

The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

I’m Jake, the Community Guy. But I’m the guy who loves online community and has spent the better part of my career trying to bring community engagement to life in the most impactful, world changing ways possible. I’d worked my ass off to be a small part of helping the idea of online engagement, social media, and community building take root in the world since the mid-90s. I was the guy who bugged his friends and family at parties about the internet in the 90s.

2018 89

Painting of New Orleans Drum Major Number 3

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of New Orleans Jazz Fest Singer

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of Lafayette Cemetery New Orleans #2

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of Arsene DeLay New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of Lafayette Cemetery New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of Oranges New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of oranges completed as a demonstration for the painting class I teach at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans.    My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce.

2018 130

Painting of British Figs

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of the Marigny New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of Yellow and Orange Peppers

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of White Mountains Cabin

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of Orchids in New Orleans

Portals and KM

It was done as a demonstration at the painting class I teach at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans.   My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches

2018 130