What is a "community"? Define "community"🍻

Recently I came across some people on Twitter and other places. We were talking about community building related topics. I discover that people outside of Community Building space have some very different definitions of "community".

I inquired them where did they get their definitions from. They gave me some sources. I was blown away. Many authors tents to make this simple concept of community super complicated. I guess that's just what university professors do, make things complicated so they can charge you money and make you think they are smart.πŸ™„ (of course, not all of them)

Community is simple. Here is how I understand it as a community builder. A community is a group of people, more than 1 person, interacting. That is it.🌞

Don't limit yourself to the definition of community. A college club is a community. A boardgame shop has a group of constant customers is a community, a city is a community, an online forum like Indie hacker is a community, just you and I talking is a community.😌

You can have a community on anything. You can build a community around your product. You can build a community around a problem space. As a community builder, your job is to get people together and lead them to interact.πŸ‘ΆπŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ§’πŸΌπŸ‘¨β€πŸ¦±πŸ§‘β€πŸ¦±πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦±πŸ‘¨πŸ½

Of course, there are a lot of skills that go into community building, but the definition of "community" is simple and clear.πŸ’«

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