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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

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Knowledge: Facebook Public Diplomacy or Democratic Diplomacy

These are some of the articles that were forwarded for further consideration and incorporating in our Globcal Social Public Diplomacy program study course for those seeking confirmation as Ambassadors.

The Power of Grassroots Leaders


Effective Solutions to End Extreme Poverty can be Found among the Unsung Grassroots Leaders in the World's Poorest Countries.

Over the last 50 years, countries around the world have tried to reduce the number of people living in extreme poverty. Collaborative efforts of nations have also tried to resolve the associated problems, including the lack of access to basic survival tools, education, health and the degradation of the natural environment.

Egyptian Activists Challenge Facebook-Enabled Diplomacy 2.0


The anonymous Egyptian youth activist with the Shabab 6 April movement at today's Alliance of Youth Movements Summit at Columbia University law school had a bone to pick with Facebook, but reserved his ire for the American government. It's bad enough that Facebook's group restrictions -- limits on how active members can be, restrictions on booting troublemakers out -- make organizing tricky. But he had far harsher words for the United States government's support of the reign of Hosni Mubarak. Why, he asked, was the U.S. so committed to perpetuating a repressive government against the wishes of that country's citizenry?

State Department videos embarrass the U.S.


State Department videos embarrass the U.S. among audiences abroad while the Department’s top promoter of Public Diplomacy 2.0 pushes to eliminate Voice of America radio journalism in favor of TV and Internet propaganda advertising and broadcasting based on Cold War models.

James Glassman on Public Diplomacy 2.0


The first features Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy James K. Glassman who will be speaking on the subject, "Public Diplomacy 2.0."

Glassman will be sharing his thoughts on how new technology, including social networking, is changing the face of public diplomacy - specifically, how new technology fits Glassman's new approach to engaging with foreign audiences by convening and facilitating rather than preaching and directing.

Beyond Good Intentions - New Blog Good to Follow


After years of working with aid projects around the world, Tori Hogan came to the unfortunate realization that the vast majority weren’t drastically improving lives. She seeks answers in Beyond Good Intentions.

Join the Model United Nations, Social Network Embassy at Facebook


We have more clearly defined our goals and work at the MUNSNE. Join us at Facebook.

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