Thanks for nudging me to be more detail oriented in explaining my Evokation. My goal for ReBuffalo.org is to create a website that facilitates online collaboration. The typical geographically based online community is a source for news and a venue for deliberation. ReBuffalo.org, however, will be designed to facilitate group interaction rather than individual opinions. Collaboration is difficult to achieve offline and it is even more difficult online. As society continues to spend more and more time online we need to find ways to work together in this environment and deal with the depersonalization that can occur online due to physical distance and anonymity. ReBuffalo will be designed in a way that will help users focus on ideas, solutions, and action plans and reduce the amount of time wasted on petty squabbles. ReBuffalo will make it easier for individuals, organizations, and government to work together to both solve big problems and scale up small success stories. Another unique aspect of this project is that the site itself will represent no particular goals for Buffalo, NY. Though I can think of a lot of issues that the users of ReBuffalo.org might address (i.e. poverty, vacant housing) the site will ask users to decide on goals and chart the course.
Thanks for commenting on my Evokation (http://bit.ly/ddA3ZU). It's funny that you mentioned the possibility of using a strengths a****sment to enhance collaboration because I use Gallup's StrengthsQuest inventory (http://bit.ly/StxO6) with students at the community college that I work for. I have thought about incorporating a strengths philosophy into the site, but I would appreciate any ideas that you have on how to do this. As for specifics about the ReBuffalo.org (http://bit.ly/dlqnlt) website design it's still too early for me to say exactly what the site will look like. I hope to make the process of designing the site as collaborative as the site itself will be, so I am starting to put together a committee that will make web design decisions. However, some design options include gaming features such as those in Evoke or IBM's CityOne game (http://bit.ly/8YdTR3) and/or design features that support collaboration such as those found in Beth Simone Noveck's Peer to Patent site (http://www.peertopatent.org/). If you have any suggestions for how I can promote online collaboration please let me know.
Something is up with my profile on my end then. I look at my recent posts and they are not showing imediate posts. According to what I see my latest post was an hour ago when in reality i just posted something 2 min ago.
Comment by Buffy B just now - in case you missed this on John's post.
Comment Hi Turil - check out http://www.techsoup.org they'll have or give all the help you need for a nonprofit including reduced priced software and have gone global. They also sponsor free virtual office space for nonprofits, info at http://www.nonprofitcommons.org I've had an office there for 3 yrs and it is fantastic platform for connecting with nps all over the world (we meet every week) and spreading awareness of your org in a way that works
Thank you Turil for the explanation. I wasn't sure that the embed code worked so I reposted it as a video. I still feel that my head is expanding and has yet to grow with the stuff I have been picking up here over the last few weeks. I am very much not a business person, it is a wh*** side of life I just don't get. Muhammad Yunus on the other makes wonderful sense to me!
Many thanks and best wishes
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