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Commonspace, the Web 2.0

"Web 2.0 is the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the internet as platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform. Chief among those rules is this: Build applications that harness network effects to get better the more people use them. (This is what I've elsewhere called 'harnessing collective intelligence.')". [3] "Tim O'Reilly"
 Commonspace, the Web 2.0

MyBigWhite.com community Portal

Traditional media (radio, TV, newspaper) are "broadcast" media; a one-way communcation where the operators of the service control the message.  The internet to this point has remained broadcast, although there are a lot more voices.  Practically anyone can start a blog, homepage, or podcast to publish their information or opinion.  New collaberative web technologies are allowing true two-way communication within members of a community.  Thus is born the "Commonspace" (The real power of the Internet lies in the collective - the vital, thrilling interconnection of people and ideas that happens online. The juice that makes the Internet hum is the direct result of people talking, sharing, collaborating, aggregating, and playing.  Commonspace, beyond virtual community Mark Surman). 

In this spirit, MyBigWhite.com (a community portal operated by the Whitefoot Medical Clinic and Whitefoot Wireless) was established to allow residents, business, visitors, and visitors to exchange ideas and information.   Access to the website (MyBigWhite.com)  is free on our village wide wireless network (ssid Whitefoot_Call_317-0570) and kiosks.  You can find local weather, ski reports, news, events, job postings, and information.  Best of all, by joining as a member (takes about one minute and requires no personal information), you can easily publish your own stories, pictures, and ads.  You can upload your files for sharing (with all, or a selected membership), get community maps, participate in a local community forum, or list your event or service.  Best of all, ITS FREE!

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