99% Of the success of any group effort relies on the efficiency of it’s collective discussions, Group collaboration and meaningful mass communication is however extremely difficult. Even small groups of 20 or more people find it very difficult to collaborate. At a local level, there are many discussions but every modern village, town or city lacks a functioning Local Forum….. almost everywhere in the world.
We need an online local portal that can connect everybody local to everyone and everything local. More than that, we need a local online Forum that can hold the multi-faceted discussions of a town or city.
I am suggesting a Local forum owned by the locals…. not facebook, whatsapp or Twitter. It must be free, multi-language, user friendly and somehow resemble our ‘real life’, natural groups processes, without the usual confusion and manipulations.
Transparency is vital.
I believe we already have the technology at our finger-tips. We just need to streamline the protocols, systems and processes in a user-friendly fashion.
I suggest that interested parties should set up an online WordPress forum to discuss this issue. A kind of think-tank. Through group efforts we evolve and streamlined that forum into a platform that would be able to handle hundreds of local ongoing discussions seeking local solutions, consensus, informative etc.
The forum becomes a live example of a functioning online portal/forum that could be used not only by a town or city, but could also be scaled down and to be used by smaller groups like schools and so on.
How it looks, feels and functions. and how it is presented to people is very important.
Gradually more and more people are invited to test and feel the versatility and simplicity of the proposed forum. People add to it and improve it.
When it is ready we shared it more publicly as a free-to-use proforma to help empower local endeavors.
It can be called ”Human Voices- Mass collaborations”, or something to that effect, but it cannot be directly associated with any vision or group….. it needs to stand alone as a demonstrative functioning forum set up by a small group of collaborating individuals.
No other agenda or motive.
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