Core User Elements of the GIC
The Global Interchange will be
a means by which people can explore and learn, where they will
find community with like-minded individuals, and where they will
find financial and other resources. Our focus is to create a
vibrant, ethical, and productive online community of social responsibility
and positive change. To do this, the GIC has developed 8 Core
User Elements that offer compelling reasons for users to become
These 8 Core User Elements offer infinite
interconnectivity, attracting users of diverse background, perspective,
talent, and insight who desire to share and invest in an extraordinary
synthesis of purpose. Each of the 8 Core User Elements is a hub
in its own right, providing ever-expanding levels of information
and connection rich in content, free of advertising, and offering
sophisticated features and capabilities.
1. NETWORKING AND INTERCONNECTIVITY
software, content analysis, and human facilitation to utilize
Internet communications and knowledge synthesis tools to ensure
optimal interconnectivity between resources and between individual,
nonprofit, educational, non-governmental, business, and government
members. This nexus is the interchange of all communities of
individuals and organizations participating in the GIC and includes
subscribers, as well as casual Internet users.
2. FACILITATION AND PROJECT COMMUNITIES
community of individuals, organizations, and businesses at the
leading edge of social-cultural, economic, and techno-scientific
innovation for a positive future; increased effectiveness of
individual and group innovation with access to exemplars, interlinking
forums, and project incubators representing the world’s
best instances of positive innovation.
3. INFORMATION AND RESEARCH
Key informational attractors, information
application development, and strategic resources focused on acquiring,
validating, creating, and publishing both free and fee-based
knowledge and custom research. Provides strategic information
support throughout the GIC and manages a major portion of the
public information and search function resources.
AND COMMUNITIES OF SUPPORT
Collecting, assembling, and transferring
individual, entrepreneurial, and organizational resources in
ways that bridge charitable giving, venture philanthropy, commercial
funding, ethical investment funds, and visionary wealth.
Gathering, validating, shaping, and delivering
existing and alternative news, geographic and topical interests,
and project announcements through electronic, broadcast, and
print channels designed to connect participants on one-to-one,
one-to-many, and many-to-many levels. The GIC is also an alternative
to traditional media outlets for localized and worldwide information.
NEW CONTENT MEDIA CENTER
Gathering, developing, and producing
creative, original, and inspiring, factual and imaginative material
aligned with positive social-cultural innovation delivered through
print, electronic, live, and all other media channels. As such,
it is not limited to the opportunities presented by the Internet
for delivery and interactivity.
7. LEARNING COMMUNITIES
variety of transformational and traditional core curricula and
learning programs made available through online, broadcast, and
traditional channels. Leading educational innovators will be
brought together to develop a core set of offerings from the
best of the best.
8. USER SERVICES AND E-STORE
to services geared toward maintaining a large subscriber base,
such as membership services, interconnectivity, expanding communications
and networking, online conferences, event calendar and registration
services, member directory, e-mail, storage, transcription, tools,
help desk and technical support, and interlinking business and
nonprofit organization directories. The online store will also
offer goods and services from GIC constituents, as well as the
larger universe of commercial providers.
While the GIC does not
plan to become a product distribution business, it will be in
a position to receive pass-through fees and commissions. In addition,
various unique commercial opportunities have been identified
in the preliminary planning of the GIC that could quickly lead
to a new source of commercial revenue from the development of
this core element.