If anyone knows where this whole business of balancing what just might be highly useful linking with the constraints imposed by a seriously time-challenged 24 hour day, I hope they will let the editor of this journal know. But there is a great deal that is out there, and everything of it is in constant kaleidoscopic evolution. My first temptation is to stick to what I know works, and to give the rest a pass. But another part of my brain tells me that this could be a big mistake. Were we in fact winning the sustainability wars, this might not be an issue. But we are losing big time, so every tool that might help us do a bit better is something that we simply have to explore. In this posting, you will find a succinct resume of where we are today in our attempt to understand, harness and put to useful work a selection of social media tools. Your comments and suggestions on this would be, as always, more than welcome. Off we go:
See, shape and interact with World Streets from different angles via . . .
- Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/worldstreets
- Twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/worldstreets
- Scribd – http://.scribd.com/fekbritton
- LinkedIn – http://tinyurl.com/ws-L-In
- YouTube – http://tinyurl.com/YT-WorldStreets-1
- Picasa – http://tinyurl.com/ws-picasa
If you are social media competent, or curious, you may want to take a few minutes to click through this collection, each of which is intended to extend the reach of our collaborative work. Again, comments . . .
And in addition to the above we have set up no less than sixteen, at last count, Facebook Focus Groups, each of which intends to provide a contact and shared space for people specifically interested in following the topic
Facebook Focus Groups (You will need to be logged in to access)
- Global South – Click here
- New Mobility Kids Network – Click here
- World City Bike Forum – Click here
- World Streets Sentinels – Click here
- World Carshare Consortium – Click here
- India Streets – Click here
- Nova Mobilidade – Click here
- Journal of World Transport Policy and Practice – Click here
- New Mobility Café – Click here
- World Rideshare – Click here
- World xTransit – Click here
- World Telemobility – Click here
- Nuova Mobilità – Click here
- Gatnet: Gender & transport – Click here
- World Rural Transport – Click here
- Africa Streets – Click here
And while those entries and pu tin a certain order here and bear numbers that reflect the relative development of that partial group, until now, that is not intended to reflect their relative importance. It is just that the ones down lower on the list have not as yet been subject to an active group development effort. This kind of thing communications up when we are constrained by the inevitable limits of a 24 hour day.
Please comment, join, guide, improve, and help us put to work these good ideas and approaches.