On Oct 9., in the Social Networks Forum post I wrote that the next big thing “is a United Nations for cldwrld.”
Which, given I think that social networks are ”digital countries,” could also be called the Social Networks Forum. I said that, among other things, this umbrella organization could:
1. Pay joint attention to any challenge faced by the Real World, translated into challenges facing social networks – such as crime to cyber-crime, privacy to cyber-privacy, lack of resources to lack of cyber-resources (who gets bandwidth?), the poor/rich divide there, the digital divide here.
and so on.
Well, Facebook has made a start. On their blog on December 7, Richard Allen wrote:
We’ve been following this collaborative approach to safety for years, and today we took another step by launching a global Safety Advisory Board. This group of five leading Internet safety organizations from North America and Europe will consult with us on online safety issues.
So consider the Global Safety Advisory Board a sub-committee of the Social Networks Forum and we are on our way.
The digital world council and foundation (hereafter the cldwrld council and foundation) (from the June and July posts) is a slightly different thing. It draws together Real World and Cloud-based organizations to discuss issues both on cldwrld and in the Real World and to represent cldwrld to the Real World.