~~June 30, 2014~~
Kev at http://kevs-domain.net/ created a brand new award:
The Community Heart Award!
A community is a social unit of any size that shares common values. Although embodied or face-to-face communities are usually small, larger or more extended communities such as a national community, international community and virtual community are also studied.
In human communities, intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risks, and a number of other conditions may be present and common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness.
Since the advent of the Internet, the concept of community has less geographical limitation, as people can now gather virtually in an online community and share common interests regardless of physical location. Prior to the internet, virtual communities (like social or academic organizations) were far more limited by the constraints of available communication and transportation technologies.
One broad definition which incorporates all the different forms of community is
|“||a group or network of persons who are connected (objectively) to each other by relatively durable social relations that extend beyond immediate genealogical ties, and who mutually define that relationship (subjectively) as important to their social identity and social practice.|
… has been nominated for this incredibly awesome and meaningful award by:
Just Patty from http://petitemagique.wordpress.com
The heart symbol or “heart shape” (♥) is an ideograph used to express the idea of the “heart” in its metaphorical or symbolic sense as the center of emotion, including affection and love, especially (but not exclusively) romantic love.
This award has an important meaning to us at “It Is What It Is“. It embodies the soul of our mission and purpose. There’s a definite sense of community and a complete commitment to caring.
“I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone “out there” who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is “eclectic” – a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I’m interested in news – reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse – the “wrongly” affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need.”
As noted above, the internet has broken barriers and has made our huge world so much smaller and accessible.
We connect and we make long lasting bonds even though we are physically far apart.
Kitty …. http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/
Susan & Radonna …. http://weare1voice.wordpress.com/
Barbara …. http://idealisticrebel.wordpress.com/
Xena …. http://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com/
Valentine …. http://valentinelogar.com/
Michael …. http://hulshofschmidt.wordpress.com/
Darcey …. http://socialaction2014.wordpress.com/
Carol …. http://radiatingblossom.wordpress.com/
Sir Jeremy …. http://theboipoet.wordpress.com/
Penny …. http://thewhyaboutthis.com/
You don’t have to accept an award, just know that you and your work in our community are very much appreciated!
~~Desires of The Heart~~
~Published on Oct 15, 2012~