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Monday, November 02, 2009

Globcal is making Social Networking Worthwhile


Globcal International is a non-profit cooperative made up of individual social network experts, platform developers, event organizers, motivational speakers, foreign-affairs students, qualified as citizen diplomats located in countries all over the world that are all connected via social media platforms. The cooperative charter they developed is recognized in 87 countries. Each program cooperator is an independent agent trained in social network ethics, public diplomacy 2.0 (sometimes called Facebook diplomacy or Twitter diplomacy) as ambassadors or social network protagonists their presence is seen on networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, ecademy, InterNations, XING where they effect public policy by stimulating social reform and change by maximizing social networking potential through promoting particular themes, ideals, and genres to create and assimilate an understood global world-view.

The organization bases some of its idealism in Buddhist teaching by generating non-possession wealth and social capital through systematic regular posting of general interest information of feeds and other new media forms as would a news agency about meritorious individual people, celebrities, notable public figures and organizations dedicated to doing deeds for the common good through public awareness campaigns, peace activism, educational events, causes, and the development of humanitarian and environmental agendas of with others that they recognize.

Globcal's ambassadors and the members of their diplomatic corps identify social media items like articles, digital videos, live feeds, blogs, and news items to moderate discussions from their geographical regions or within particular organizational groups and further identify others that have performed meritorious deeds for others without any other motive than goodwill or kindness toward their fellow man. It is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, country of origin, or political affiliation.


Globcal Mission


The stated purpose of the organization is to bring together business and professional leaders on-line within social network platforms to distribute and/or share social capital, promote social enterprises, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in on-line communication, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Members meet on-line to organize work on their public service goals and discuss the distribution of social capital by the Ambassadors and cooperative program members.

Globcal International is an umbrella group and task force promoting the use of diplomatic protocol in public diplomacy to develop goodwill and social well-being. Their goals involve following an established standard for professional presentation and etiquette on-line in social networking communities using the individual ambassadors that promote their public diplomacy ideals and serve as personal examples for good use of social network profiles for effective and professional communication to accomplish shared goals through special pages set-up through Facebook and at their websites. The organization allows individual organizations to present one or more ambassadors to represent their causes in the further presentation within their organization, network, blog, and/or news service.

Cooperative and Consortium


The organization is different from many others because it operates as an international cooperative, is all volunteer, and it has little or no operational expenses centrally. Each individual ambassador is a licensed on-line agent (co-operator), is responsible for their own time and expenses relative to promotion of their causes and for their operation and presentation within the network. The organization collects no funds except through grants that are directed toward administration of ambassador causes and which benefit the cooperative consortium structure on-line.

The cooperative structure was selected to create an open opportunity to many organizations, countries, states, cities, that share the mission of promoting goodwill and cooperation and permit any qualified individuals to raise funds on the behalf of their favorite causes, promote cooperative interaction, and their individual organizations transparently. Each ambassador is generally registered with their individual organization and is normally authorized by the founder, executive director, president or the board chair to serve their own group in the Globcal Diplomatic Corps Program.

Ambassadors


Globcal International currently (October 2009) engages 210 trained citizen diplomats known as cultural ambassadors, goodwill ambassadors, good neighbor ambassadors, peace ambassadors, missionary ambassadors, and has over 5,000 members world-wide connected through groups, pages and applications on Facebook. The members of the ambassador groups are individual people that are working with a particular ambassador on their projects or causes. The colloquial term of Facebook ambassador has become a popular idiom and neologism that has been has been identified with Globcal's program development of Facebook diplomacy (open public and citizen diplomacy).

Each independent social network ambassador maintains an individual constituency, promotes selected causes, interacts cooperatively with the public based on direct democracy to tell others in general about what others are doing to make the world a better place.

See also

References

  1. ^ Evgeny Morozov (2009-03-02). "Facebook Diplomacy". Newsweek. 
  2. ^ Scott Simon (2009-10-17). "State Department Guru talks Twitter Diplomacy". NPR. 
  3. ^ Hanifan, L. J. (1916) "The rural school community center", Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 67: 130-138. Also see Hanifan, L. J. (1920)The Community Center, Boston: Silver Burdett.
  4. ^ Kaw, Eugenia (2009-01-29). Course on the Foundations of Buddhist Culture. Wikibooks. pp. 32
  5. ^ "Globcal Homepage". http://www.globcal.org/
  6. ^ "Facebook diplomacy: Peace may be just a click away". Kioskea. Associated Press. 2008-12-08. 

External links

About this article and photo collage:  The article above is from Wikipedia written by a third party we cannot guarantee its accuracy and perhaps it falls short of completely describing our entire program and maybe only deeds done may be mentioned there, but nonetheless it is well written, explains the current accomplishment of our program, and we appreciate the sincere journalistic efforts of the author. We re-published the article from the Globcal International article space at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globcal because as you may know Wikipedia is subject to change and frequent vandalism.

The photograph (image) was developed by myself, David Wright in an effort to portray and recognize the social networking ambassadors from Facebook that have helped us reach this point. It does not include all the ambassadors they simply will not fit in a single image so I selected pictures that would render as thumbnails and those who have been most instrumental up to this point.

For more information contact Col. David Jeffrey Wright, problemsmith@gmail.com

To read an article written by us about Globcal International and the Facebook Ambassadors see the Facebook Developer's Wiki Article "Facebook Ambassador"
http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Facebook_Ambassador

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Four Essential Network Types for Good Communication

There are four essential types of networks that internet users should be on to communicate well when they are online. If you do not have at least one account on each type of network you are hiding from something, not a very good Internet user, close to becoming a hermit, or just starting out.

People who are competing in this fierce world need to communicate with their peers, they need to be responsive to their constituents, and they need to share their abilities with others as a matter of goodwill in order to; in turn be good netizens.

There are literally hundreds and hundreds of social network sites online today, some are better than others, some are necessary, some are specialty networks, and others are just emerging. I am on most of them and really have not found a use for some of them yet, but I am trudging on and trying to complete my profiles to strengthen my social media brand. There are approximately 10 sites that I visit daily and depend on them to be able to serve my clients, all of my 32 clients I currently maintain are online except one and even he is trying to learn enough about the internet to be able to use it well.

To be a good communicator you have to participate in the communication that is taking place. For the purpose of this article we are talking about being visible to others who are participating in the communication that is taking place on the Internet. We must be present in order to communicate and we have to be responsive to communicate.

Herein I define four basic social networking types as presence networking, professional networking, share networking, and passive display networking. Some networks have more than you need or want and can divert your attention from your online purpose, so be careful. Many networks can serve multiple purposes now because they have evolved from their original purpose into something more.

To have an online presence today you need to participate in presence networking with friends. The networks that promote this type of networking include Facebook, MySpace, Friendster, Hi5 and several others. Facebook seems to be the best and I have not found much use for the others, but I maintain minor or incomplete profiles on them just so users can contact me I hope someday to be able to complete those profiles but that may not happen unless Obama adds a few hours to the clock. My daughter who is in high school prefers MySpace, as do many under the age of 18, my son who is in college prefers Facebook.

Just about everyone I am doing business with also uses a professional network for business networking purposes. Here in Venezuela, I became the number one social networker using this type of network and in December shortly thereafter I was appointed the Ambassador for one of them. These types of networks let you post and display your professional credentials, your CV, seek employment, and network with others in your professional field. They are excellent networks for creating your professional identity as well; they include XING formerly known as OpenBC, ecademy, LinkedIn and several others. I became the number one networker in Venezuela on ecademy in August of 2008, and became the Ambassador in Venezuela for XING in late December. I became especially fond of XING because they purchased econozco and neurona which were dominant professional networks in Latin America, being in Caracas it makes sense; also with the economy going into a dive I further thought it would be good to be connected in Germany where XING is based. XING is also attractive because they merged with Social|Median in December which has a large US market share and very innovative technologies which will be incorporated soon by the Social|Median founder Jason Goldberg who became known as one of the brightest social network developers in the world in 2008 and now he is also vice-president at XING. LinkedIn was always a little harder to use in my opinion and some of the groups there spam a lot by posting ads like "connect with me I accept contacts," but I maintain a profile there as well to be more connective with US networkers and potential clients.

I consider share networking a good way to connect with people that have similar interests and likes some of these networks include Digg, StumbleUpon, Delicious, and quite a few others like Social|Median who have taken this type of social media to another level by associating and incorporating "twitter".

Passive display networking has been around since the emergence of the Internet, it is simply the posting of a profile with contact information online using a personal home page. If you use your old website well and integrate it with the other social media sites you can get a pretty good rank on Google and with other search engines. Use of a personal home page should be well written using the latest html or xhtml language. If you need help with this consult one of the many resources on the Internet, I personally use several editors depending on my mood but I am especially partial to HTML-Kit.

I included two links to Wikipedia and another new site below for further reference and your personal exploration. I hope this article gives my clients and group members for March a good start with establishing their social network presence. I'll be back with my formal article on ethics and good practices in the next few days and perhaps another article tomorrow. Until then, Ciao from Caracas!

Information that may help you.

Wikipedia: What is a Social Network?
Wikipedia: List of Social Network Websites
New Website Social Network List