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Launching Chat Republic – Today in the US

Angelo Fernando - Chat RepublicIt’s finally happening. My book, Chat Republic, launches today at an event in Arizona.

Venue: Gangplank, Chandler

Time:   6 – 8 pm

A panel discussion on social media.

Chat Republic - Panel Discussion at Launch - Gangplank, Chandler ArizonaWe will be live streaming the event here:

Updated: Panel discussion on privacy and over-sharing in a social media era.
Panel:    Dan Wool, Len Gutman, and on my left, Derrick Mains

http://www.ustream.tv/search?q=chat+republic

Live streaming video by Ustream

 
 

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“Chat Republic” launches at Gangplank

It has been a few months since I launched Chat Republic in Asia. It’s now time to roll it out, State-side.

So on November 7, Chat Republic will be launched at Gangplank.

Never been there? Gangplank has the fitting ambiance  –a cross between a very spacious coffee shop and a technology incubator. I have previously written about it, conducted a live radio show from there.

If you like to attend this launch event, leave me a note here, or use this link to RSVP.

Address: Gangplank, Chandler
260 South Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ 85225

Time: 6.00 pm

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2013 in Book, Chat Republic, Technology

 

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A working model of ‘Social Capital’

I’ve been indulging in Wikis a lot this year.

I wrote quite a bit on the topic here and elsewhere, recently. And his Monday I was in charge of the wiki portion of what amounts to the launch of the first open source business development plan in Sustainability, for Arizona. More about this here.

So on Wednesday, when I visited Gangplank to get a better sense of this remarkable working environment I could not help notice the parallel.

If Gangplank is a piece of software, it would most probably be a Wiki!

It’s a a true collaborative space, whose ‘permanent residents’ (independent businesses) don’t pay rent, though they get to use the utilities, the workspace, conference rooms, wifi etc for no charge. Derek Neighbors, co-founder of Gangplank and our guest on the radio show this week, prefers to call this an investment in ‘social capital.’ It reminded me of another semi-financial term used in the book Groundswell –how collaboration earns a person ‘psychic income.’

But to get back to the topic of wikis, if you consider how much time has gone into Wikipedia –approximately 1 million man hours, according to Clay Shirky-- it is a model that works even among largely anonymous people. So of course it world work when you get a room filled with creative people.

Just step into Gangplank, and you’ll see a working model -or a ‘use case’ if you prefer another geeky term!

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2010 in Arizona, Disruptive, Radio, Social Media

 

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