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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Crowl Feb 2, 2009.

 

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Tom Crowl commented on Michel Bauwens's blog post We need to raise $500 to save our Ning presence!
"Michael, Thanks! I will. But give me a little time. My housing situation is currently difficult and precarious. I suppose it's a common story at this point but the banks are busily engaging in mass destruction of civil society. I guess…"
Aug 18, 2010
Tom Crowl commented on Michel Bauwens's blog post We need to raise $500 to save our Ning presence!
"I'm afraid I can't help with money right now... My house was just taken by the bank yesterday and though progress on my project is getting close... its not quite here yet. BUT!!! I do believe my little endeavor is gaining traction and is…"
Aug 17, 2010
Tom Crowl replied to Michel Bauwens's discussion Orgware virtual districts: empowering citizens to manage government (call for feedback)
"Some thoughts on the issue of Self-Interest vs Altruism in scaling representative systems on my blog this morning at... http://culturalengineer.blogspot.com/2009/02/self-interest-vs-altruism-problems-in.html Also may have possibility of some…"
Feb 17, 2009
Tom Crowl replied to Michel Bauwens's discussion Orgware virtual districts: empowering citizens to manage government (call for feedback)
"A note on the relationship of the disconnect between leaders and citizens and the need for better systems for citizen involvement from my blog if interested: Leadership & Trade - Understanding System Failure"
Feb 12, 2009
Tom Crowl replied to Michel Bauwens's discussion Orgware virtual districts: empowering citizens to manage government (call for feedback)
"Thanks MUCH! I've started scanning it and it looks very interesting! You might find some interesting material at Eyal Sivan's blog The Connective There's a lot of interesting stuff there... This paper here by Trippi et al has great…"
Feb 7, 2009
Tom Crowl replied to Michel Bauwens's discussion Orgware virtual districts: empowering citizens to manage government (call for feedback)
"Excellent Paper! I believe I have a missing element and the formula for natural creation of the platform you substantially describe as well as additional benefits. Cause/Candidate/Charity MicroDonation (under $1) WITH Electoral/Geographic…"
Feb 6, 2009
Tom Crowl replied to Michel Bauwens's discussion Orgware virtual districts: empowering citizens to manage government (call for feedback)
"Excellent Paper! I believe I have a missing element and the formula for natural creation of the platform you substantially describe as well as additional benefits. Cause/Candidate/Charity MicroDonation (under $1) WITH Electoral/Geographic…"
Feb 6, 2009
Tom Crowl replied to Michel Bauwens's discussion Orgware virtual districts: empowering citizens to manage government (call for feedback)
"Thanks Matt, I'm glad it's beginning to get through... I agree about finished flowcharts and images... I'll see about that... but my time is constrained. And as for Open Source... I'll look when I have a chance... I'm…"
Feb 5, 2009

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About Me:
Have been working on developing Chagora since early '07 after realization these are needed capabilities for revitalization of representative systems. Not the easiest without money or history in the field.

Some basic info re Chagora Project:

Speech and Association - Fundamentals of a Neutral Hub in a Developing Internet Landscape

The Role of Political MicroDonation (under $1) and Electoral/Geographic Networking Facilitation in Empowering the Distributed Network

Prototype & FAQ: http://www.Chagora.com/faq.aspx

A quote from Eyal Sivan, our newest member re "The Connective Hypothesis http://www.TheConnective.org

"The Connective refers to the global culture emerging as a result of the proliferation of information technology.

A connective refers to a distributed network made up of voluntary participants, organized around a specific interest or context, with each member seeking to achieve an individual goal.

To be connective is to be expressly designed or predisposed to take advantage of voluntary loose associations, or the resulting efficiencies, in order to gain personal value.

And from Iqbal Quadir, founder of Grameenphone of Bangladesh:

"If concentration of power has contributed to poor governance, the solution must lie in dispersing power… ICTs empower from below while devolving power from above, resulting in a two-pronged attack on abuse of state power that has left so much of the world’s population languishing in poverty… ICTs can be the means to both freedom and development by blindsiding obstacles to both."
*ICT = Information & Communication Technology

Chagora is about empowering all us folks out here without pedigrees and credentials. It’s about realizing that there’s a wealth of good ideas and solutions available to us if we broaden the avenues for finding and implementing those ideas. The very idea of a free market for goods is that even an idiot has enough sense to value those goods that are important to him. A free market in ideas requires a viable public square where meaningful lines of opinion and motivation are available to all!

Chagora is a Civilization Fundamental
And an essential technology for the Individual

blog: http://CulturalEngineer.blogspot.com
linkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/culturalengineer
facebook: http://profile.to/culturalengineer/
twitter id: CulturalNgineer
How did you come across this network?
via facebook/Joe Trippi reference specifically.

This is my area of specialty.
I also have developed specific solutions in this area and have worked independently to put them together but now need help since B of A cut credit line in mid-startup!
Website:
http://www.Chagora.com/faq.aspx
Facebook:
http://profile.to/culturalengineer/
Other:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/culturalengineer
Other:
http://culturalengineer.blogspot.com

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At 6:10 on February 3, 2009, Michel Bauwens said…
Dear Tom,

The regular blolg doesn't usually cover projects, but we can always make exceptions, so if you have any appeal for collaboration, if you could describe your project for laypeople, and perhaps include your video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La0A2ueaYtg&eurl=http://culturalengineer.blogspot.com/&feature=player_embedded

Feel free to add it here in our video section as well.

And as soon as your project is operational, let us now for further publicity.

Thanks for joining us here with your wisdom and important projects,

Michel

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