Templating Micro Communities
A social behaviour to connect people into a micro community
All humans can create micro communities to feel a sense of togetherness. Connecting people as a behaviour spreads, when it becomes a habit.
Community templating is based on these principles:
Synergy (whole is more than its parts)
Feedback loops (community is a process like a ping-pong)
Cross-pollination (diversity makes an interesting community)
Living systems (min number for a system is 4 = min number for a micro-community is 4)
Interdependence (create a micro-community of people who spark a micro-community of their own about other topics they are interested in)
How to embody this behaviour?
Bringing 4 or more people together into a group (Discord, Telegram or Zoom monthly call: "we are all interested in X topic, how about we explore this topic together?")
Connecting people 1:1 (sending an email to two people who have shared needs, projects or interests: "You both are interested in X topic, I thought you would like to get to know each other and share ideas")
Sharing resources (saying: "You mentioned that you are trying to do X, here's a resource that may help")
Giving feedback (saying: "From what I see/hear, it seems you're trying to do X")
Asking a question (saying: "How can I help you?")
Adding on top of the project (saying: "I looked into your project and created X")
These behaviours are practised on a micro level, like when having a chat with a friend, family member, a stranger met on social networking sites.
Promote a deep connection with all living world
Main idea: evolution was driven by cooperation
I used "min system is 4" in this idea.
I used his points about fractals in this idea.
I feel there is synergy with the Unity app with this idea.
Call it a flash community feature.
inspiration came from:
Buckminster Fuller's thinking on Synergetics (4 is a min number for a system = a micro community)
Symbiotic Earth movie (layers of systems within systems = our community is a mother for communities of our members)
Living Systems Philosophy
this idea aims to shape social behaviour of humans and spread a habit of creating micro-communities!
Thinking, a popular advice on How to Create a Community says, map the desired community members and facilitate events for them. Not truth.
If a community is a system, parts don't matter, map interactions instead. That means asking, How Can Community X be linked to other Networks?
Deniz mentioned to look at these Methods on how people can support each other in tiny groups:
Microsolidarity and their Crewing examples, Microsolidarity Practice Program