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» The Dangers of “Retrospective Coherence”

John Tropea - Delicious Community

My own view is that communities can evolve, but cannot be designed top down. My own view is that communities can evolve, but cannot be designed top down. This is the classic engineering approach which assumes that there must be a top down, designable RIGHT answer. Because we make the classic mistake of creating predictive models from complex systems. As curriculum designers, lesson planners, syllabus makers we practice a form of retrospective coherence.

List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Small World Labs “Small World Labs provides the design, implementation, and hosting services for your online social or professional network.&# Awareness builds these features into complete communities for companies, or customers use the Awareness API and widgets to integrate Web 2.0

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Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

ConceptShare.com - Share concept designs and allow invited workers to mark-up, comment, and give feedback. Huddle.net - Designed for collaborative work in the fields of PR, advertising, marketing, design and more. WriteMaps.com - Designed specifically for creating and sharing sitemaps amongst web teams. Might want to take a look at Celtx, an OSS collaborative app designed for people creating media, including film, theatre, animation and comics.

Zude May Be A Better Netvibes

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

When logged in, you simply open a new browser window and grab any piece of content you would like – a photo, a video, a widget, or even an entire Web page – and drop it on your Zude page. Thus, Zude can serve as anything form a simple personal site, to a tribute to your favorite band, or become the “ultimate mashup” where you combine information from all of your social networking profiles, blogs, widgets, and favorite web sites. We designed Zude to be the ultimate consolidator.

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Three types of facilitation

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Ed Mitchell: Platform neutral Network and community design and facilitation; event design and facilitation. Please don’t start banging on about ‘converting the lurkers’ - if you do, it’s a sure sign that the community’s model is dominating which will make many people feel oppressed. But this model is not so trendy any more. Facilitators will find themselves across flickr, youtube, myspace, facebook, bebo, multiply, xing etc.

ONLINE BUSINESS TOOLBOX: 230+ Tools for Running a Business Online

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Blinksale - Create elegant invoices using professionally designed templates (or create your own) and send them to anyone with an email address. Vebio - Online accounting designed for freelance professionals, independent contractors, and self-employed people.

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