Thu Jun 15th, 2006 at 03:11:45 PM EST
An International Directory of Internet-Based Cooperative Projects --
Do you know of such a thing existing already? If so please let us know more below...
What does the above title indicate to you (as a name)? Is it descriptive and informative? If you were to name such a directory, what would you call it?
Suppose there were a place to look up, find, add--in something like the Wiki format--or, indeed, using the Wiki format--a continuously evolving directory of internet-based cooperative projects of all sorts?-- social, political, "scientific" (though this is already being done in the sciences, hence the interest in developing it for other domains).
Would you use such a directory to search for or to propose or announce the creation of internet-based cooperative projects? --undertakings which combine the joint efforts of the worldwide community of net users.
One such idea that occurred to me was for a cooperative project which seeks to identify specific problem/problem-source relations--especially in the political or social action "field".
Choose a problematic social issue (I assume it to be a social issue of some sort)--
what, specifically, are the various things, people, arrangements which are hindering its resolution? Can these be identified and named? If so, could a cooperative effort target them for joint actions seeking to resolve/remove/correct the hindering agent or agencies?
Is this, in your view, something to which the internet can effectively be used to address?
Your thoughts are invited....