Community Networking Definitions


Globally, we’re seeing the simultaneous realization that opportunities exist for sharing best practices regarding motivating and training citizens in the use of Internet collaborative tools and their most efficient applications. Producing self-directed Internet learners with employability skills to reduce poverty is our challenge, as well as promoting effective global citizenship.

The broadest definition of the term ”community networking” refers to a dedicated group of people working together for a defined purpose, people working together online to realize a shared cause.

The purpose of community networks then, and now, is to create a shared online space for people working together to make good things happen for their communities.

Community Informatics on Wikipedia

What is Community Networking; And Why You Should Care

Community Networking Primer
A good first article on the practical function and applications of community networks.
This is chapter one from The Good Neighbor's Guide to Community Networking A simple, if dated, introduction.

Community Technology Centers

Association for Community Networking

Microsoft’s Telecenter Support Network

Community Network Visualizations

Lone Eagle’s Complete Community Networking Articles

Community Networking Clearinghouse