Why You (And I) Need OurPangea Pt. II – Imagining the Possibilities for News and Business
As previously discussed, OurPangea is a brand-new, revolutionary social model designed to bring new facets of teamwork and community to the rogue frontier of the individualistic Internet. We hope to bring together like-minded and like-attributed people, objects, places, and events into a comprehensive, fully customizable framework allowing for development, progression, and fulfillment of ideas. But communities are much more than just ideas. They are locations, from neighborhoods to nations. They are interests – aficionados of every hobby under the sun form communities, large and small. They are businesses, working to provide services. They are media outlets, informing and educating the people within their community. They are workplaces, churches, schools, parks, community centers, stores, restaurants. They are people, connected to one another in any way imaginable. Everything and everyone is in some sort of community, and it is OurPangea’s mission to help connect and develop those communities as best as possible.
Several of our previous blog posts here have focused on the individual’s contribution to our project, within the context of the community. Today, we’ll discuss the practical applications of OurPangea to businesses and media outlets. The framework of OurPangea will provide an incredibly new way to organize data within groups. This is applied in the social networking model we’ve so exhaustively covered, but in any number of internal functions.
For example, the “groups within groups” function of OurPangea will help to comprehensively categorize any merchandise based on specific and general attributes. Consider a theoretical blue shirt. This blue shirt would have its own page of information, just as any user would. The communities it would belong to include categorizations: other blue shirts, other blue clothing items, other clothes of the same brand, other shirts of the same style, and so on. It could include retail applications: communities consisting of price range, of stores it is sold in (and furthermore, the locations of these stores), or the outfits that shirt would go with. A community that shirt could also belong to is the people who wear it, or one discussing its artistic and fashion elements. The possibilities are endless, and furthermore the potential is always there to create new communities for that blue shirt, and new ways to organize those communities. A company could create its own small group to categorize that blue shirt, or a person could include it in their own personal group to show off their fashion choices. Of course, the programming and algorithm for such a massive undertaking is quite some time away, but the foundation and philosophy has been guiding us since the beginning.
The potential applications don’t limit themselves there. A professor could create a group of all his students (within his university’s group, of course), and upload and share documents, syllabi, and information instantly with that class. A business owner could manage his employee’s scheduling, or payroll. A landlord could organize his leases and billing through a community framework. Because OurPangea is a framework and a social model, it could be used to organize anything and everything. The individual relating to the group: it applies to the person within their community, the product within its category, and any other method of possible categorization and connection.