We created the Vermilion Ohio Community to bring together Vermilion Ohio residents and visitors in a way that’s focused, valuable, and — most importantly — all our own. There’s no question it’s a different approach. And a new one which may have a bit of a learning curve. We could have created a group somewhere else, but we chose this path for a few key reasons:
Best of all, it’s Ours. As we build this community together, we have some great features for creating exclusive Vermilion Ohio content, deeper conversations, richer polls, and online or in-real-life events. Plus, we have a great platform that will make us smarter and faster about what’s working for you, and what’s not. There are more ways to introduce people who are near each other, who fall into the same categories, and who care about the same topics. You can’t get that in the giant social networks.
Come join us in the Vermilion Ohio Community. This is a moment to build something more potent, powerful, and passionate than anything we’ve seen to date. We can’t wait to see where you — and we — take it together.
In theory, Facebook connects you to a universe of 1.8 billion people. But in practice, as several studies have shown, you only interact with around 150 of them — the people you already know.
A social network should allow you to meet people with the same passions as you. Facebook, however, makes it relatively hard to discover new people, focusing instead on matching up people who already know each other, or showing you information about new people in the larger context of Facebook, and not within a specific subject matter. Have you ever been scolded by Facebook for trying to friend someone you don't already know?
Facebook connects people who know each other, and makes money holding back information about people’s interests to sell to advertisers. This means that Facebook isn’t exactly motivated to introduce you to new people around the things you may have in common.
Vermilion Ohio Community is determined to recapture what social networks were intended to be — a way for us to forge meaningful connections with new people around the interests that are most important to us. You will have a much higher degree of control over what happens. The emphasis is connecting you to others who are like you, near you, and have similar interests.
You might be asking yourself what’s the best way to get started here. The answer is simple. Add your first Post by telling us what you're most excited about right now. We can’t wait to be inspired by your Post!
Because the Vermilion Ohio Community lives outside the distractions and noise of other platforms, it’s all our own.
We're aiming to make your experience here awesome. We want you to get a few key things from Vermilion Ohio Community:
To make this a reality, we’re going to need your help. Every time you contribute a story, photo, experience, or idea, you’re building a knowledge base every member of this community can tap into. And when you invite in as few as two new members, you’re adding rocket fuel to what this community can accomplish together. It doesn’t get any better than that.