Just following this one Google Group is already time intensive. We need Groups as part of our taxonomy, but we also need to provide for ambient findabillity of items as people browse.
The new web site will enable:
1) seeing every new change real time in the "Activity" tab with links to the person and the thing, e.g. An event or Doc
2) drilling down through groups
3) navigating through "group tags" and other tags which may be shared across groups, docs, etc. The tags help to provide ambient findability. These tags are non-hierarchical and thus provide numerous paths to traverse the network of things being created in the site.
Next version, I'd like to see Projects, minimally identified, tagged and linked to wherever people want to manage their projects. I envision Projects as cross group endeavors. E.g. The Media Group might produce video, but Education might use the video as part of an event.
On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Chaz Cheadle <email@example.com> wrote:
> I think one wiki with sections (and promoted as such) will help reinforce the theme of unity.
> If we go down the road of each group having its own wiki and forum and blog, we may lose that.
> In no way am I trying to be divisive or exclusive, but what will happen we start getting groups for out of work bricklayers and groups for librarians against quiet spaces? We are all in this to make everyone's life easier and by creating small groups we create the sense that we acknowledge that some of us are more or less oppressed.
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 4:34 PM, Dr.Ron Suarez <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Version 2.0, which we will demo tomorrow night uses a Docs plugin for BuddyPress Groups written by Boone Gorges. Each Working Group can thus have their own collection of Wiki-like Docs in an interface that is seamless with the WordPress Platform. An "Activity Stream" (like the Facebook Wall) will show any thing that has happenned across all of the Groups in a real time stream.
>> On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Christian Smith-Socaris <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > Just to keep everyone informed:
>> > Outreach started a wiki here: http://owsoutreach.pbworks.com/w/page/46570265/FrontPage
>> > However, from the e-mail traffic on the internet group it seems like a lot of the info we were going to put there is getting baked into the new website. Colin is also in discussion with CRM providers to serve the in-house needs of a large scale organizing effort.
>> > I was going to work on the wiki but am holding off to see what ends up being on the site. If a wiki still makes senses I'm willing to assist in loading info and maintaining it.
>> > Cheers,
>> > Christian
>> > On 10/12/2011 03:34 PM, Devin Balkind wrote:
>> > We've been discussing a wiki for a while. They're easy to start (technically) but hard to maintain (community organizing).
>> > I've been doing some wiki'ing here: http://p2pfoundation.net/Occupy_Wall_Street
>> > I have no doubt a wiki would be tremendously useful but I have yet to find someone interested in bottomlining the community organizing, site management and information structuring. Kate, are you interested? If not, maybe we could reach out to the folks running the people's library. Librarian-types often make great wiki'ers.
>> > On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 1:25 PM, Kate Redburn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >> Hey Internet working group -
>> >> At the GA last night, someone suggested staring an OWS wiki, to share information and gather resources. I don't know if this is within your perview, but I think it is a great idea, and y'all should start it!
>> >> Kate
>> > --
>> > Devin Balkind
>> > @devinbalkind
>> > vitamindwb.com
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