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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. 

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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

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Model United Nations, Social Network Embassy

The Model United Nations, Social Network Embassy (MUNSNE) is an international goodwill program of the Globcal Cooperative Coalition which is a cooperative non-profit organization formed to advocate and promote social networking through nonviolent communication and active involvement in social network platforms. Heads of state, cabinet ministers, chancellors or secretaries, their representative assigned ambassadors, professional networkers from selected networks, and others are recruited and licensed as Globcal|MUNSNE ambassadors, diplomats, or cooperators in the coalition effort. This is a very unique project that enables better communication in social platforms online.

In the Model UN Social Network Embassy (Diplomatic Corps), persons are selected from various networks that are familiar with their benefits and others who are competent in social networking where they operate the Social Network Policy Institute. Ambassadors are issued letters of credence with a clear diplomatic assignments to promote information communications technology in their respective territories through actively using techniques and methods that are considered as best practices by the institute. Ambassadors fulfill their roles by learning about diplomacy, adapting its application, and demonstrating its practicality on Facebook and other networks.


The diplomatic corps is a training ground and content resource group on Facebook that permits those learning about diplomacy and best practices that want to become ambassadors to contact other ambassadors and learn about what we do. We also have auditors, mentors, and observers that have the opportunity to consult with our members.

The ambassadors promote a baseline of new media | social media content relative to issues which has been recognized as non-regional matters in benefit of all of humanity such as; peace, environment, human rights, anti-corruption, and other matters that have evolved in the public view as politically correct.

The MUNSNE program was developed to work together cooperatively with many social networks that have proven to be valuable in the development of their own social networks and the new media forms that have evolved therein. Our collective effort focuses on etiquette, protocol standards, rules of engagement, and the establishment of social networks as a professional tool for internet users as a verifiable, safe, and secure mode for completing governmental, diplomatic and international work. To accomplish this work the program has adopted a number of topics and agendas that indifferently and positively promote non-controversial and non-violent communications among these networks.

The program engages cooperative owner agents who serve as secretaries, ambassadors, consulates, delegate members, and individual citizen members that are active within and interact throughout the Internet in an array of social networks and forums on a daily basis. Ambassadors have all had their identities confirmed and sign special agreements to interact as our officials within the Embassy and throughout the world independently within other networks under our rules of engagement with others. Together collectively, the diplomats provide and share information in the embassy to help one and the other extend and promote ethical social networking practices, present worthwhile projects, and introduce developing protocol standards from the core group.

The Social Network Embassy program has several primary activities that it performs online in other networks:
  1. Liaison with other social networks through their individual members and by means of groups to study, evaluate, and review network methodology relevant to communication and privacy.
  2. Promote social networks that we have evaluated, tested, and endorsed as conformable to our international standards applicable to be recognized as a cross-platform integral network.
  3. Establish an ISO/ANSI specification for social networks that establishes a standard of good practice across multiple networks for professional network use, presentation, and style.
  4. Collaborate with major social networks and permit them to have input through their own independent liaisons, ambassadors, or from within their company and agents.
  5. Promote kindness and reciprocity to social networkers by demonstrating a goodwill agenda, networks that we endorse by using them, and a baseline message by selecting good value neutral content that has been adopted or ratified by most nations.
Ambassadors are selected based on their ability and willingness to participate and learn to interact below standards they consider acceptable and appropriate for effective global international communications with important organizations and world leaders on a specific range of problems facing our world using the new media technologies and existing open social networking platforms.

A basic website goes online this week to watch it develop you can visit the temporary site Globcal.

One of my favorite sayings is, "If you can't say something nice... don't say nothing at all. ..." Bambi 1942