My community – physical or digital – consists of people close to me in many different ways.
Friends, family and colleagues can also be grouped to give ‘birds-of-a-feather’ access to important information and postings.
Physical Community Standards
My physical community of family and friends is supported by a vast amount of non-digital government regulations and standards used regularly even by commercial communities, including:
Digital Community Standards
The lack of digital ‘car’, ‘interstate’, ‘telephone’ and ‘letter’ standards force digital communities to signup for multiple private services, most financed by surveillance/ad incentives. Portability across these multiple services does not exist: you cannot ‘move’ or vote with your feet, and changes made on one Social Network SN (e.g. add friend, unfriend, add to group) are not visible on other SNs.
DHI enables digital social network standards to create seamless digital communities
Standardization – like that in the physical domain – is required to assure social communities have similar abilities and rights in the digital domain as enjoyed in the physical domain.