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We as a user normally sit in the centre of our social networking universe.

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Thtat leads us to a few problems:

  • there is a huge amount of information, that come down onto us
  • we have a various of social platforms, that takes plenty of time
  • if we want to collaborate with others, we do not know, what he know

To be the head of our own universe and communicate with more or less digital friends and followers, always trying to bring some order to chaos doesn’t sounds a lot “social”.

What if we start some projects together? Fix some bikes, grill some vegetables or make a new app, in the “real” or “digital” social life?

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As you can see, some of the main problems of todays social networking can be solved:

  • The members can act as a filter, to filter all the waste of informations, that are not needed for the specific project
  • new qualities, like “skills”, “time”, personal “knowledge” enter the stage
  • and mainly a project it is about sharing, caring, communicating and interacting, which are essentials of our social being
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Probaply we again have to start right from the beginning.

But i feel our approach is still good.

Our goal is :

To create a tool, that use the huge potential of the internet, to connect people and share knowledge and datas, to enable people, plan, organize and accomplish projects (like collaboration-software)->BUT with an attractive, well conceived and first of all simple design, for the facebook-generation, with an subtile backround of actionism (social, ecological, political projects).

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I think, beside the two “spheres” work world and private life more and more there will be a third: the social actionism (actual examples are urban farming, self-organizied bars, community supported agriculture etc.:

it’s an intersection, where you can share your professional skills and social atributes in an context of cooperation.¬†This group would be my “target group”, because both in the private world and the business: egoism rules. And very often in groups, cooperations, organizations of “strangers with a good will”: true togetherness appears.

Let us create a cooperation tool.

on one’s own account:

my english is not the best. is there someone, who would like to revise my posts?

It is an open secret, that our society suffers from a lack of humanity. We enjoy countless products of consumtion, but at the back of one’s mind we know, that those things werde produced by people, who mostly have no part in our prosperity.
Who would like to work in a clothing factory up to 16 hours a day? We weare them trousers.
We don’t like to do boring stuff. How is our computer produced, we are using at the moment?

With the internet there is a new oportunity:

We can meet us! And we can share our knowledge. For free.

Thats what the “social” in social network means to us. That we can create social contacts to all kind of people, poor and rich, black and white, all around the country. For poor people it is now much easier to get knowledge. You can find almost every information in the web! Rich people can inform themselves and there known much better about the things that happen around the world.

That is why social networks need to stay free and not directed by the interests of global opinion makers try to distract us from the worker, who tails us that valuable trousers we’re wearing.

The idea began end of 2011. At this time i was thinking about a network of people who creat there own space but in real. That means they would have a little pice of land and can decide, what is built there. I planned with a community of a few hundred people. (see for that the project-page:http://socialvillage.lima-city.de (in German).  For that venture we needed a plattform, which integrate tools of organizational management, process developement and social networking. That kind of platform did not exist.

Our first idea about it was, that if we create a platform, it will be project-based not people-based like all the other plattforms.
That is because the focus in our network is an activity not the jabber of many people.

Second is, that in our village-project we need a lot of categories, like a business-category, a science-category, a main-category, a landscape-category etc. And this categories will hace some under-categories.
But at first, not we, but the people’s needs and acticitiys creates the categories, there are not fixed (they come and disapear with their need):

That reminds us to the structure of mindmap, which helps uncategorized notions to be organized in a system, that is very close to our way of thinking.
So we started to combine the social-network-idea with mindmap.

But the third step was, that we would need some advanced tools, like to-do-lists, chats, picture-sharing, vote-tools etc. to develop a usable working surface for a community who plan to develop a real village.-> The apps came into it. With that little tools, we have the opportunity to create simple programs in all kind of ways to solve mostly all problems of developing, organizing and deciding in a social community.

In the end we realized, that this is not just a tool for this projects, it could be the tool for a lot of social, private and economical projects, that need a good structure of communication and exchange of information in one plattform in a very intuitive and brain-friendly design.

I am very happy, that I can involve you into the developement of our project!

We made some suggestions for the raw design and if you want, you can vote and discuss our product.

It is also possible, if you have your own ideas, to share it with us, so finally we together find the best design!

Please vote for the best design and leave some comments with your ideas and wishes!
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