Having conversations at more than one site #i4c
I want to reinvent the concept of the home page.
As a Better World Builder who works a lot online, what I want from a homepage is a single personal public profile page that is both informative for visitors and practical for me. On that page, I want to be able to show you and remind myself who I am and what I'm working on.
On my ideal profile... If you want my resume, you can click through to me at linked in. If we have ever breathed the same air together, you can connect with me on facebook. You can read my blog to learn about my latest progress. Yes, I know, we've already got all of that, and more...
But I want what we don't yet have.
- If you want to talk to me about the stuff I'm working on in the social sector, I want you to be able to see and join me in the current discussions I'm already having with others around the web;
- I want to be able to access my tools to help and seek help from peers in achieving my Social Change work-related objectives 24/7 from the convenience of one well organized start page;
- I'd like to be able to reflect a reputation through the body of online work I have achieved with others;
- Oh yes, and I'd love for that page and my activities reflected there to somehow earn me some money to pay some of my costs.
In a comment on the Internet4Change blog, Charles Cameron says:
"I’ve been giving a lot of thought to what can bring a conversational site through the stages from isolated posts > frequent responses > friendly network of conversations > active community with collaborations afoot, and it seems to me that getting conversations going at more than one site at once is one key stage."
These are my thoughts exactly.
The first things I'm going to be working on modeling at http://Internet4Change.com are the first two items on my wishlist above.** As an experiment, I'm going to try to see how much conversation I can integrate from ned and other blogs into the homepage at http://Internet4Change.com.
Now, how to do it?!
Right now it's a generic wordpress theme. I have a few ideas to try and would so appreciate how-to and idea input on how to model a blog page format that can be really useful for social entrepreneurs in their work, and that would encouraging multi-site collaboration.
What's on your wishlist for the ultimate Social Entrepreneur's profile & startpage?
** The reputation system and a financial model I have in mind only make sense once the first two wish list items start to take shape.
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