Going Local: The Future of the Internet

Going Local: The Future of the Internet

What We’ll Talk About

Staggering Internet Statistics

The Need to be Local

Background on Community Information Systems

The First Step: Free-Nets

Next Step: Community Networks

The Importance of the Online Community

Community Information Online

Community Information Online

The Current State of Community Information

Where to Start?

As a Creator, You Have (at least) Two Hats

Thinking Like a User

Thinking Like a User

Sites to Explore and Question

Sites to Explore and Question

Sites to Explore and Question

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Thinking Like an Insider

No Vacuuming!

The Future of Community Information

The Next Steps

Sites Worth Visiting

Sites Worth Visiting