Last night during Hometown Peninsula's
monthly meeting, the topic of a meaning place was discussed.
What does a meaning place mean? Is it tangible? What happened to townsquares? Does anyone care anymore?
The way I see it is facebook is the new townsquare and twitter, digg, stumbleupon and the various million other social media communities like Peninsula Shops are all outer lying "rural" areas or ghost towns for that matter.
So how does this relate to meaning?
We all (well most of us) want to be heard or validate at some point and social media gives us the frictionless access point to share with more people than we normally would a on daily basis. Thus, the meaning place is now online, but what happens to our communities that we all love, share and grew up in?
I realized after leaving the meeting that Peninsula Shops is my meaning place and I believe that we can translate and enforce what our area means to us through faster more personal conversations about the place we love, The Peninsula.
The question I have now is, how do I get the community to further recognize and/or better utilize this websites discussion forum