From:   jemcgloin@verizon.net
Sent time:   Tuesday, October 11, 2011 5:39:41 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: Re: [september17discuss] OWS online presence
 

I think having no official website is a big mistake.  The General Assembly needs to communicate directly to the world in some way or else others will do it for us and twist our message into making the 1% richer.  For example, we have reached consensus on a Declaration of the Occupation, but nobody seems to know about it except for Keith Olberman.  occupywallst.org is the oldest of these websites, and has been very important but never claimed to be the voice of the GA.  nycga.cc, however was, correct me if i am wrong, created specifically by a working group of the GA to communicate our message to the world and to help coordinate the activities of the GA.  occupytogether.org says out front it is independent and has a very limited (but powerful) mission which it has been pursuing with great success.
I would like to see better coordination between occupywallst and nycga and less duplication of efforts but that is as a user and obviously not as an administrator of either.
But, to repeat myself, if the GA does not have a home page that communicates its decisions to the world than the media will make up whatever they want to hear and it will become fact before we can do anything about it.  The GA has reached consensus on some very important debates, and these decisions should be front and center on an official site, so people know exactly what we have and have not decided.
 As usual, everyone is entitled to my opinion ;), feel free to set me straight, which I know you will.
John
 
On 10/11/11, David DeGraw<David@AmpedStatus.com> wrote:
i thought we were going w/ no "official" website - leaderless,decentralized, right?  of course http://nycga.cc ,OccupyWallSt.org and OccupyTogether pull most traffic n have ton ofstreet cred tho

On 10/11/2011 12:08 AM, jemcgloin@verizon.net wrote:
occupywallst.org has always seemed helpful but the officialwebsite is nycga.cc  This is an important issue that needs to be workedout 
 
 
On10/10/11, Winter Siroco<wintersiroco@gmail.com>wrote:
Actuallyyou are bringing a very interesting question. I just heard that occupywallst.org isjust a group of 4 individuals who do not necessarily respond to OWS. Ifthat is true it is an untenable situation, and perhaps the reason ofthe unresponsiveness that I have also heard in many corners of theplaza. OWS should have direct online presence, with a LOT of workingunemployed people, not a somehow "friendly" entity of a few peoplewilling or not willing to post content.
Cesar

On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 9:43 AM, Snafu <snafu@thething.it>wrote:


I agree with Beka, the site of the GA should be more visible from occupywallst.org.As of now, there is the tab NYCGA, but it is rather cryptic and I don'tthink it draws much attention/traffic.

Why don't we add a link on the right-hand column, right below theWhere, Help&Directions, etc that says something like

"New York City General Assembly: Working Groups, Minutes, and OfficialDeclarations."

It would also make a lot of sense to set up Working Groups lists (e.g.sept17-outreach@...) that can be easily accessed from the NYCGA website.


On 10/8/11 12:27 PM, beka economopoulos wrote:

Where do we post minutes?  I know they go on thissite: http://nycga.cc,I think most people don't know about this website, I don't see itlinked to from OccupyWallSt.org, and don't see instructions on thenycga.cc site on where to email or post notes.  

Is there a listserv for working group checkins andcoordination, and mtg minutes?  Is this the one?  Seems like listthis is more for discussion rather than working business.  Does itmakes sense to have separate Sept17-discuss and Sept17-WG lists?

Thanks, and apologies if this is the wrong forum.

Best,

Beka




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