U-Netted Nations™

It's about time… to take INDIVIDUAL responsibility for our MUTUAL benefit..


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The intended benefits of our former means of communication…


Once powerful media giants are reduced to fabrication, spin, and sensationalism among other tactics to try to survive from loss of audience. While once the creators of influence, they are at risk of being reduced to echoing reports and ‘alerts’ about information long since published elsewhere and re-presenting videos long since played on social blogs.

People desire to be connected, heard, seen, recognized, and preferably appreciated. They want to ‘go where everybody knows their name’ and that is now being accomplished online. What was once done in reality is now represented in virtual reality. What once required an ‘ear’ of the editor, now only begs the ear of any online participant. What was once said in private, in conferences, in committees, and boardrooms is now being said in public, in chat rooms, in social networks, and without the former constraints.

Transparency is the new dimension, raw, factual, and it might even seem ‘vicious’ if you are suddenly placed in its spotlight.

Regrettably, all that raw power is for the moment an unmanaged and untapped resource. Instead of being collected, reviewed, considered, and applied, it is being squandered – lost in the ‘he-said-she said’ labrynth of threaded discussions. Instead it can be managed forward in ‘Collaboration on Purpose’ to engender broad insight, avoid pitfalls, and satisfy real needs.

While discomforting, the truth has a nasty habit of prevailing – whether you agree or not. Better to anticipate or at least learn from it early – than to deny and suffer from it ‘eternally’. However, I challenge you to:

  • View/use a single ‘portal’
  • that provides a familiar, intuitive, user-friendly interface
  • that enables easy retrieval of references, test cases, experts,
  • that offer pertinent answers to your issue/situation
  • within each particular data subset (content/area of practice)
  • that is captured from any/all its global participants
  • to represent their unique viewpoints/insights/needs
  • to ensure local representation within a global perspective
  • that is held or shared as desired (ex: needs-to-know access)
  • for view/use/exchange – freely, or at its free-market value.
  • – and please prove me wrong(?)

Instead, I expect that you will engage in several searches,

– and be referenced to un-related examples

– and un-credentialed persons

– making un-productive comments on non-interoperable sites

– carrying un-connected threads of this so-called ‘threaded’ discussion.

That’s – Un-Raveled non-sense!!

Somehow this ‘groundswell‘ opportunity starts to look like an oncoming tsunami – and I haven’t even learned to ‘surf’ yet..

It’s time to replace ‘threaded discussions’ – with a tapestry of human capacity and useful information.

Imagine frequently getting what you ask for

– or being the provider of what others desire!

To enjoy this result, all that is needed is to re-frame the conversations. With the ASK4™ approach, we can cooperate to channel diverse insights toward consensus and sustainable results. And, it all works because: “U-ASK4-IT”.

What’s NEXT – with YOU? – care to comment?

– dare to COOPERATE?

Let us know what part you want …to enjoy – with us!!

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NOTE: While this website is my personal initiative, the ASK4™ approach is a participant-managed collaboration platform and the U-Netted Nations™ is the result of our ‘Collaboration On Purpose’. My voice becomes one in a million – immediately.

Written by gsbigger

May 26, 2008 at 2:57 am

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