EveryoneIsTryingToBuildTheSameThing

LukeStanley says:

Sorry I’m new here, this is as best as I could think to introduce:

On a Facebook group, TheNextEdge? I saw that LionKimbro liked a post by an unknown CarolineSmalley?, entitled:

‘Tool for creating and connecting distributed networks.’

http://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/422559_3311563912997_1385101876_33263291_346057328_n.jpg

The conversation linked to pages talking about new economic innovations, resource mapping and collaboration projects, Lion mentioned ProjectSpaceNetwork, CommunityTiedToOneTechnology, EcosystemOfNetworks, and the conversation crossed platforms arranging a Skype call.

On the same group, Seb Paquet pointed out something along the lines of: EveryoneIsTryingToBuildTheSameThing I want to know more about the collective interest, it’s diversity, divergence, and WHAT the thing is, and how much progress there is as a whole, and any discretely separable disconnected parts of it.

What related topics to this are there here on CW?

Of course, the converse point is: But nobody is building the same thing.

LukeStanley

CitizensMedia

This image is from The Citizens Media.

I guess everyone is trying to advance their vision of the future. Unfortunately this is too broad to be a useful observation. What were you and Seb and Lion talking about exactly?

CarolineSmalley? posted an image that I liked to TheNextEdge?.

I thought, “Oh, that’s a great picture of how communities work out online.”

For example: Inkscape. If you go to http://www.inkscape.org/, that would be the large blue “Community Site” circle. Then there are all these microsites around it – like wherever their source code is hosted, their wiki, their bugtracker, etc.,. And then they have a blog, and a blog on Google+, etc., etc.,. But then further still, they are part of a broader network: Open Clipart, GIMP, Scribus, …

I wanted to include it on CommunityWiki, next to ProjectSpaceNetwork.

Turns out! The woman who posted it, Caroline, is working on something called TheCitizensMedia?.

She and a partner in Whistler are working on a website design that takes this model, and writes software around it.

She wanted to talk with me about it, and we talked just an hour ago. I wished her well on her effort, though I personally don’t connect with it.

I haven’t read SebPaquet’s comment yet though.

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