Subject: RE: [NYCGA Internet] Re: Fw: OWS Website and Community - Ning.com
From: "Charles Lenchner" <clenchner@organizing20.org>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 16:21:38 -0400
To: <internet_working_group@googlegroups.com>
CC: "'Jonathan Hull'" <jhull@ning.com>

Jonathan,

 

Please visit http://internet.nycga.net/volunteer/solution-proposal-advice/ and read some cool notes about how best to offer new things. We want you involved; we are also inundated with ideas from folks.

 

We do need help with our online efforts. Consider statements like…. To help X do Y we should improve Z. We need your help for ‘Z.’ But you need to figure out who ‘X’ is and discover what their ‘Y’ is.

 

Best,

 

Charles

 

From: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com [mailto:internet_working_group@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Devin Balkind
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 4:12 PM
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com
Cc: Jonathan Hull; press@occupywallst.org
Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] Re: Fw: OWS Website and Community - Ning.com

 

Jonathan, in my view and the views of many others in the tech groups surrounding OWS, proprietary solutions aren't consistent with the values of the occupy movement.  We try to use free/libre/opensource alternatives (ie. drupal commons, Jomsocial) whenever possible.  There's also a debate about whether of not OWS wants to organize around a central social network or - instead - focus on interoperability between the platforms that occupations are currently using such as BuddyPress and RSS feeds.

We're trying to make transparent the projects we're working on and tracking here: wiki.occupyeverywhere.org

That's just my opinion.  I welcome your participation.


On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 3:50 PM, Sam Boyer <act@samboyer.org> wrote:

I mean i'm certainly open to a conversation, not that i'm any kind of point person or decision maker...but i'm also still in San Francisco. I'll be back in nyc tomorrow...
Sent from my phone

Jonathan Hull <jhull@ning.com> wrote:

>Hey Sam and OWS,
>
>Saw this today and I'm still interested in helping you guys launch a
>community site on Ning.
>
>http://techpresident.com/blog-entry/ows-online-movement-starting-level
>
>
>Any way I can swing down today and discuss how to help the movement online?
>
>Thanks!
>
>Jonathan Hull
>
>Www.Ning.com
>650-833-8776

>
>
>On 10/18/11 11:04 AM, "Sam Boyer" <act@samboyer.org> wrote:
>
>>hi Jonathan,
>>
>>i can't speak for the working group as a whole or anything, but i can
>>say that we're generally not interested in relying on any kind of
>>hosted/commercial service for our core discussions and networks. i think
>>that accurately echoes the sentiment of most of what i've seen discussed.
>>
>>On 10/16/11 9:09 PM, Press wrote:
>>> I will forward the offer to our Internet team.
>>>
>>> PR Team
>>> Occupy Wall Street: www.occupywallst.org <http://www.occupywallst.org>

>>> New York General Assembly: http://nycga.cc/
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 12:03 AM, Jonathan Hull <jhull@ning.com

>>> <mailto:jhull@ning.com>> wrote:
>>>
>>>     Let's talk - prices start at $25/month but if you'd be willing to be
>>>     a press example, I could waive the fee for a period of time to get
>>>     you started.
>>>
>>>     I'm based in NY and would love to meet to show you a demo. I could
>>>     swing downtown tomorrow if it makes sense for you.
>>>
>>>     Thanks!
>>>
>>>     Jonathan
>>>
>>>     *From*: Press [mailto:press@occupywallst.org

>>>     <mailto:press@occupywallst.org>]
>>>     *Sent*: Sunday, October 16, 2011 10:55 PM
>>>     *To*: Jonathan Hull
>>>     *Subject*: Re: Fw: OWS Website and Community - Ning.com
>>>
>>>     Are you offering this service for free, or is this a paid service?
>>>
>>>     PR Team
>>>     Occupy Wall Street: www.occupywallst.org
>>><http://www.occupywallst.org>

>>>     New York General Assembly: http://nycga.cc/
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>     On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 4:46 PM, Jonathan Hull <jhull@ning.com

>>>     <mailto:jhull@ning.com>> wrote:
>>>
>>>         Hey there,
>>>         Just following up on this and would love to help so please let
>>>         me know if you can meet for a demo or speak.
>>>
>>>         Thanks!
>>>
>>>         J
>>>
>>>         ----- Original Message -----
>>>         From: Jonathan Hull
>>>         Sent: Friday, October 07, 2011 05:13 PM
>>>         To: general@occupywallst.org <mailto:general@occupywallst.org>

>>>         <general@occupywallst.org <mailto:general@occupywallst.org>>;
>>>         press@occupywallst.org <mailto:press@occupywallst.org>

>>>         <press@occupywallst.org <mailto:press@occupywallst.org>>
>>>         Subject: OWS Website and Community - Ning.com
>>>
>>>         Hey OWS,
>>>
>>>         First off, I think what you've built is amazing and would love
>>>         to help with your current site and online community.
>>>
>>>         I work at Ning, which is the world's largest platform for
>>>         creating social websites and currently have over 100,000
>>>         communities live today.  What I do at Ning is help activists,
>>>         artists, brands, etc. use our platform to grow and engage their
>>>         base.  We've had a great amount of success with Causes and I
>>>         would love to work with Occupy Wall St. to help launch an
>>>         awesome community for organizers and supporters.
>>>
>>>         I've attached a one-sheet with more information about Ning and
>>>         here are some examples that I hope you find helpful:
>>>
>>>         Politics/Causes:
>>>
>>>         Connected Peace Corps - http://community.peacecorpsconnect.org ­
>>>         Community of over 24,000 former Peace Corps volunteers
>>>         T. Boone Pickens "Pickens Plan" - http://push.pickensplan.com ­
>>>         Alternative energy army with over 200,000 members
>>>         IAVA's "Community of Veterans" - http://iavaonline.org/form -
>>>         Private network of Iraq/Afghanistan veterans
>>>         Joe Sestak for Senate Case Study
>>>         -http://about.ning.com/spotlight/politics - Network disbanded
>>>         after campaign
>>>         Obama Alumni Network - http://obamaalumni.ning.com - Private
>>>         network for alumni of the 2008 Obama/Biden campaign
>>>         I'd love to set up a call or meeting to discuss more in detail
>>>         and give you a proper demo next week.  I'm based in Brooklyn and
>>>         would be happy to meet when/where is most convenient for you.
>>>
>>>         Thanks!
>>>
>>>         Jonathan Hull
>>>
>>>         Director of Partner Marketing
>>>         www.Ning.com <http://www.Ning.com>

>>>         650-833-8776 <tel:650-833-8776>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>




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@devinbalkind
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