We at Collington enjoy perhaps the most globalized retirement community in the world. Our wonderfully diverse and internationally connected friends here have inspired me to contemplate how we should think about the international digital interference with our elections in broader terms — as part of a long term process of globalization of elections and politics. In The Globalization of Elections Will be a Great Thing — Provided We Survive This Awful First Phase I suggested opening lines of communication with friends and communities around the world about these issues.
Perhaps as part of our strategic planning process we can contemplate what we can do at a personal and human level to foster international communication and collaboration.
The sum total of our e-mail communication is already undoubtedly far more international than is typical, and not just of retirement communities. While we do not have email numbers, so far this year our website has been viewed by people in 72 countries. Here is the map, interesting as much for the gaps (shown in white) as the inclusions (in yellow and red).
The top countries, perhaps not surprisingly, are the US, the United kingdom, Brazil, India, France, Canada, Portugal, Italy and Puerto Rico (which is counted in the stats as a country). We all should be very proud of this, and see it as a foundation for our playing a continuing role in further internalization.
This website, of course, welcomes comments and other ideas, particularly as they relate to our strategic planning process.