World Wide We... bringing a revolutionary new online community to life

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About this Project

The core aim of the WWWe Project is to develop a new social networking platform for activists, artists, peace makers, communitarians – all those that want to engage in change. It will be friendly, easy to use and owned by the community.

What we will be doing with your support:

Developing the platform - this will facilitate networking and resource sharing for potentially thousands of groups, which requires careful design and build from the outset. To check we are on track, we will be working with a number of communities to test platform before it is launched.

Spreading the word about this exciting new tool - we will be working with creative people to make the promotion of this dynamic project as exciting and inspiring as possible, reflecting the spirit and energy that is WWWe. The feedback to some of our existing promotional animations has been fantastic.

Once built, the WWWe networking platform, will continue to be developed with frequent and regular feedback from a wide range of organisations and individuals. It will
• Enable like-minded people to better connect and work together both locally and globally, online and offline
• Enable people to share all kinds of resources and ideas
• Offer a place to find opportunities to become involved, e.g. set up projects, volunteer, pledge time or resources, innovate and campaign



Get Involved


Here are some great ways to get involved with the project and help out:
If you have...
2 minutes –
Sign up to the project at http://wwwe.org so that when we launch the networking platform, we can start with a bang, getting it working for communities around the world in an instant!
5 minutes –
Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to sign up too!
15 minutes –
Join the Big ‘W’ Crowd
- Take a photo of you (and maybe a few friends) making a big ‘W’ (e.g. with your hands)
- Add it to our Flickr group (www.flickr.com/groups/wwwe) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/wwwe.org) or send it to us at photo@wwwe.org
- And whilst you are at it, send it to your networks explaining what you doing and why you love this project.
30 minutes –
Send us your dreams and stories of hope… on a postcard, in an email or via a video (see http://wwwe.org/dream-on). We will share the best ones, to support and encourage each other in working towards the future.
A few hours –
Become a beta tester… try out the platform as it develops and give us feedback. Email joanna@wwwe.org for more information.
A regular time commitment –
Put it in your diary to keep in touch and spread the word. Take ten minutes each month to look at the WWWe site and comment through your social networks on all the new and exciting things you find there!
 

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Geographical coverage
International
What is the social/environmental problem/issue that this project will address?
The key problems are
- People want to make a difference and work with others in doing do.
- Individuals find it a hard and lengthy process to meet like minded people to work with on projects and ideas
- Groups and organisations (especially small and/or local) need better tools to help people to work together
- Networks are pigeon-holed by issue making it hard for those keen to work across issues that interrelate.
Can you give us some statistics on this problem?
- The project launched in October 2011 and already almost 1,000 individuals have signed up to the mission
- In our research survey 88% of individuals who responded said that they wanted such a platform (our survey response rate was 33%)
- Paul Hawken in his book, Blessed Unrest, estimates that there are 1-2 million diverse organisations working in a myriad of ways towards 'ecological sustainability and social justice'
What is your solution?
The solution is to develop a social networking platform specifically designed for change makers. At its heart is the ability to put in your location and find out what is going on in your area, and also to put in your interest and find like minded people across the world

Tools for collaborative action and education will also be developed in due course.
How will you deliver this?
We are currently developing the platform with the award winning Yoomee Digital Ltd. They specialise in creating bespoke social networks, tools and apps for online communities working for social good.
 

About Us


Vision and Mission
WWWe’s mission is to develop ICT solutions to enable individuals and groups to connect and work together more efficiently and effectively.
Our Track Record
The World Wide We (WWWe) Foundation was founded as a Community Interest Company by Dr Joanna Brown in June 2011, with the support of an advisory team replete with extensive experience in the areas of design, business, finance and internet development. Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, and Fritjof Capra, a systems theorist, are the patrons. The project also has the support of numerous change makers including Jonathan Robinson (The Hub), Tim Smit (Eden Project), Andrew Simms (N.E.F.) and Benjamin Zephaniah.

The following organisations have already seen the potential benefits of the proposed networking platform within their own organisations and have signed up as beta-testers: Devon School for Social Entrepreneurs, Encounters, Fairtrade Foundation, Mothers’ Union (Wakefield Diocese), RESET, Schumacher College, Tearfund, TIDAL and Transition Town Totnes.
Who Do We Help?
We will help everyone… the World Wide We!
Project Contact Details
Joanna Brown
447921761021
joanna@wwwe.org
Organisation Details
World Wide We Foundation
30 Fore Street
Totnes, Devon
TQ9 5RP, UNITED KINGDOM

07921761021
http://wwwe.org

Community Interest Company #7662593

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Joanna Brown
Thanks for dropping by to our page. We are very excited to team up with the award winning Buzzbnk to help bring about the WWWe revolution! :) Joanna Brown (WWWe Founder)
26/02/2012
 

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Cheerleader
Free
Regular ‘buzzing’ updates on the WWWe project’s progress.
2 Backers Purchased 2 Units
Player
£5
An acknowledgement on our website, http://wwwe.org, as a ‘WWWe Founder’.
6 Backers Purchased 6 Units
Mover
£25
A special acknowledgment on http://wwwe.org, as a ‘Bronze WWWe Founder’.
7 Backers Purchased 10 Units
Shaker
£125
A limited edition WWWe mug and a special acknowledgement on http://wwwe.org as a ‘Silver WWWe Founder’.
3 Backers Purchased 3 Units
Ground Breaker
£500
An invitation to the WWWe launch party and a very special acknowledgement on http://wwwe.org as a ‘Golden WWWe Founder’.
0 Backers
World Changer
£2,500
An invitation to be an honoured guest at the WWWe launch party, the option to feature in the WWWe launch video and a super-special acknowledgement on http://wwwe.org as a ‘Platinum WWWe Founder’.
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Milestones
£30,000
1st Mileston
Will enable us to complete the initial networking platform development in order that it can be trialled (we have enthusiastic beta testers lining up to do this).
£50,000
2nd Milestone
Will enable us to finish the full platform development, incorporating feedback from beta testers, and launch so that it can be used by groups and individuals around the world.
£65,000
3rd Milestone
Will enable us to essential online media and promotional work, including some creative film and animation work, to spread the word about WWWe launch and build activity.
£80,000
4th Milestone
Will enable us to do a project evaluation and a feasibility study for another phase. It will also cover basic running costs for this important project for the first year after launch.
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