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Ghost of Midnight

… about neighbors, community and Front Porch Forum

Bringing public officials to the neighborhood level

The local Gannett outlet published an opinion piece yesterday about Front Porch Forum and social media…

… the writer is unfortunately misinformed about the depth and effectiveness that has been reached in filling the gap between formal local government assemblies by the Front Porch Forum… The FPF creators chose to capture its audience at the neighborhood level because people already naturally choose to organize and deal with critical issues in their lives at this level. So, in a way, the FPF forces government officials to “come down” to the neighborhood level and speak more openly about what they intend…

Read the full column.

Posted in: Burlington, Citizen Journalism, Community Building, Democracy, Front Porch Forum, Local Online, MacArthur Fellows, Media, Neighborhood, Newspapers, Social Media, Social Networking, Vermont


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