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Why OtherNetworks?

I offer OtherNetworks.org as an organizing tool for people who recognize that humanity still has a way to go towards forging a healthy, nonviolent consensus on how our "civilization" can repair the damage it has been inflicting on the natural world and distressed people. At the very least, we all need to agree to stop killing each other and begin a global effort to care for the planet and its inhabitants, including our own species.
--Stan Pokras, Publisher

  • OtherNetworks is an indexing tool for crowd sourcing the relationships among thousands of websites, blogs and other content (the "TARGETS") that the editors and contributors believe to be useful for humanity to fulfill its most lofty purposes.

  • OtherNetworks indexes social aspects of businesses and business aspects of social organizations

  • It is a play-toy for index geeks (Registered Users).

  • Registered Users build the Index to websites and can share links to services, organizations, and products. They can promote ideas, and appeal for support. They can also post links to articles and opinions.
  • Registered Users maintain their own public listings of entries (Pages) to tie together or simply share their communities of interest.
  • Each Page offers a description of the TARGET along with a link (usually at the top of the page) to that site, blog, or content.
  • The OtherNetworks Category System' (ONCS) is a multi-dimensional category system that produces elegant listings of related entries.
    • Entries are categorized by as many categories and sub-categories as appropriate.
    • The Top Level Categories organize entries by what something IS, what it DOES, what they write ABOUT, who they SERVE, what ISSUES drive their work, what they MAKE, what they SELL, what they TEACH and WHERE their services are available.
  • Cross-referencing, in addition to the Categories, "See Also" references provide pathways between related entries. OtherNetworks now has 6,098 pages organized by around a thousand categories. We often find ourselves surprised by the power of the content. Our Sister site, Wikidelphia, has over three thousand categories. OtherNetworks is just a baby!

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