The Digital Village Concept

the Digital Village family of virtual communities is a method for creating social groups of a size consistant with Dunbar's number. Each individual will be a member of one or more groups (villages, families, guilds, associations) and will be able to build up a reputation verified by his or her associates in those groups. The ideal base group (village) is small enough that each member is known to most of the other members of the group. A core group in each village (the "village council") is responsible for the relationship between the village and the individual members. In most situations, village members will know each other in the physical world, and as an individual changes real-world situations, his or her village memberships will change to reflect the new situation. Regional and International associations of villages will exist to facilitate the assimilation of an individual into a new village, and to define relationships between villages and other groups.

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The "Password Safety" video
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The reasons behind the Digital Village concept (pdf)

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Professor Jesse Schell (Carnegie Mellon University) says the Gamepocalypse is coming.
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