Power of Change - New Media: New Communities

Many people argue that our very idea of community is changing as our society because more diverse and as we use social networks and the new media to connect with others.

This event will be associated with Social Media Week and will focus on how the digital age and especially the New Media is fundamentally changing our ideas of community and how it can provide new and immediate channels for communities and individuals to report on and make their own news.

The speakers through case studies and insights that bwill open this up to debate and discussion.

To underline the point of change we are aiming to stream this meeting live and to also have it available on an Internet TV Channel with live twitter feedback. We are also aiming to work with an Internet Radio channel to record parts of the meeting for broadcasting there as well.

Helping us with this will be

Dr Robert Davies is a Senior Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School, City University London. His book, The Era of Global Transition: Crises and opportunities in a new world, provides a range of tools for business leaders to use to explore the implications of a new world order.

Emma Rigby Is the Founder & Director of 

Love Your DoorStep is the first ever "Interactive Directory" that connects local people directly with local products and services. We build from the community up, via a number of social media platforms, where by the community have a voice and share what is going on and where to find things on their DoorStep.
 It is also linked with an Internet Radio Channel.

Dr Suhail Chughtai is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and also founder of TV Apex an Internet based TV Channel originally set up to link the Pakistani Diaspora residing in UK with others across the globe. This has now expanded into a project to link communities of all faith and none and to use Internet TV as a way of community building. In brief TV Apex is not simply a TV Channel but also has a vision and philosophy behind its creation.

We may have a fourth speaker and details will be added soon.

The Westminster Hub is collaborating with us in offering this meeting so we will have a mixed audience of networkers from GlobalNet21, young professionals from The Hub and those involved in Internet Radio and television.

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  • Francis S.

    You can see a recording of this meeting at http://www.tvapex.com/watch.asp...­

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • lih s.

    If definition of community need to or has no choice but redefinte, then what will happen to the community in town planning? Will we loss the social bonding and physical touch of our neighbourhood?

    September 24, 2013

    • Wilfried

      The Community of distinct individuals or distinct communities is the bases of business growth, it is people somehow fitting a format that has less to do with what makes us human and more with what our business system needs to give technology and services a justification. However, without personal meetings we do not have community in a human real sense and society anymore. The final step in such a process would be to dissolve the physical existence of people in a digital cloud into a big singularity. I think before that could happen (some) people's own curiosity and gravitation towards difference to gain spiritually and intellectually together with universal diversity principals will get the upper-hand. That is why excesses in any form eventually are rejected , regardless of the powerful position some individuals may have gathered.

      September 24, 2013

  • Wilfried

    Not sure where we got with the discussion tonight. But the discussion may continue either at a further event or privately with some of the interesting people I met. So, over all outcome is positive.

    September 24, 2013

  • Marc

    Very interesting and valuable with a good variety of speakers. Well organised.

    September 24, 2013

  • Neil M.

    Apologies but I don't feel well this evening. Hope to see everyone in a forthcoming event. Regards, Neil

    September 24, 2013

  • Eugene B.

    this meaning the membership fee

    September 24, 2013

  • Eugene B.

    will be coming but will have to cover the yearly fee in the coming weeks - see you guys tonight

    September 24, 2013

  • Janel S.

    I can't make it to the meeting but will this be recorded and available afterwards?

    September 23, 2013

    • Francis S.

      Yes it should be recorded we hope.

      September 23, 2013

  • James O' S.

    What's the latecomers policy for this? I may not be able to make it before 7/7.15pm.

    September 23, 2013

    • Francis S.

      If you are late just come on in and that will be ok. Just let us know you are there when it is over so we can place a tick by your name. But come and we will look forward to seeing you.

      September 23, 2013

  • Neil M.

    Communication has become global via the new media in our digital age. We are now able to communicate and respond to people whom we would never have had access to or connected with. With every aspect of communication there has to be personal and mutual responsibility so that the communication and interaction remains productive and progressive. The instantaneous transmission of blogging and micro-blogging means that communication can often be almost too spontaneous. With any users' powerful tool, users will need to refine their skills and have a degree of judgement over their contribution/s through their new found medium of exploration and interaction

    September 22, 2013

  • Rajen

    Sorry unable to attend due to the sad events in Kenya.

    September 22, 2013

  • Mark

    Social Media Week is a very exciting concept + I'll be delighted to attend.

    September 9, 2013

  • Phil S.

    I'll be away on this date but am very interested for future meetings of this group

    September 3, 2013

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