Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] Re: Workgroup initiatives
From: Chaz Cheadle
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 07:41:33 -0400
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com

Right on.
(Em)powerment to the people!
You guys are doing an awesome job- new website to change the world, all volunteer, in just a few weeks. Friggin' AWESOME!

chaz

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 2:47 AM, Jakedeg <jakedeg@gmail.com> wrote:
Chaz,

Thank you so much for this post. Right on! I agree with basically
everything you wrote here.

As you can imagine, those of us on the ground are completely swamped
right now. We spend all day running around the financial district
between meetings, trying to found accessible wifi, and tyring to build
a website. Then we spend all night trying to catch up on Google Group
and email activity. We want to include the group as much as possible,
and we do hope you all underatand that the pressure to get the
nycga.net v2.0 site launched is immense. Communication in
#libertyplaza is very challenging and we are very excited about the
ways this site can help alleviate that pain and frustration that is
plaguing so many groups on-site. This morning, at the 9:00 AM
Coordinators' Meeting, Drew and I reiterated to everyone what we were
planning for the site and the proposed launch on Thursday night.
People practically passed out from excitement. It is going to be
wonderful.

So again, I really appreciate your sentiment. It would be a huge help
to us if those of you who are more familiar with what is happening are
able to help moderate this group and answer the questions of the newer
folks who are just joining the conversation. Some of you (Todd and
Chaz, I'm looking at you) have been wonderful in this way. We also
encourage people to take initiative and act autonomously to make good
things happen. The best solutions are those that do not require extra
tasks and more work for those of us on the ground.

Thanks for all the support! We all appreciate your involvement and
your help! We are the 99%.

On Oct 11, 9:44 pm, Chaz <cchea...@gmail.com> wrote:
> It seems that many decisions about the new website are being made
> offline by a group of people that are able to do so in a more
> expedient manner than this online collaboration via Google groups, and
> perhaps at this stage that is the best method for the quick jumpstart
> we need for the or web presence.
>
> I would however strongly urge everyone to stay diligent and connected
> so that when there is a chance for broader input we in the group will
> be on the same page and ready to jump in. When people do find our
> group with offers of services or support we should have a definite
> route for that information.The offer for Wifi in the park should not
> be lost- If there is no one person or committee to direct that offer,
> we need an answer for him even if it is. "Yes, if you can donate it,
> please do- we will work out specifics as soon as we can". That way we
> will not lose opportunities.
>
> As for all of the new technologies/offers for resources I think we
> should pick a core set of technologies to roll out and get those up
> and running and make that list known. As our needs grow and as new
> features are requested, and hopefully agreed upon in a GA forum, we
> will be able to implement them.
>
> I think initial support of sub-action-groups outside of the whole OWS
> initiative (Outreach, Media, etc) should be limited so that the
> momentum of OWS is not diluted. If people come to the new site and
> want to learn about why we are here, it would be a great disservice to
> us all if we are seen only as a platform for special interest groups
> only using OWS as a platform for their own agendas. We are all the
> 99%, not the 5% + 13% + 8.7% etc...
>
> We look forward to hearing how the most recent internet technology
> meetings went from those that were able to attend.
> Thanks for reading,
> chaz

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