The Globalization of Politics and Thoughts on How Collington Could Play a Role

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).

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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.

2 responses to “The Globalization of Politics and Thoughts on How Collington Could Play a Role

  1. Fascinating. I would love to see the actual numbers of hits from each country. Is that info available? What period of time is this over? I’m pretty ignorant about computers, but I am guessing that the data is based on the physical location of the computers being used. I wonder if a lot of these foreign hits aren’t coming from Americans traveling abroad with their laptops or using internet cafes.

    • You are right on all counts. The data is for 2016 so far. At the end of the year I plan to put the full stats into readable form. I am sure that some of the non-us are from travel, from watching the numbers day to day, I am pretty confident that lots are from “real” international friends. Thanks for the thoughts.