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Presentation to Making Worlds: On OWS Forum on the Commons. February 18, 2012. Describes the role of city-TLDs in improving city neighborhoods.

Presentation to Making Worlds: On OWS Forum on the Commons. February 18, 2012. Describes the role of city-TLDs in improving city neighborhoods.

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  • 1. The Making of a CommonsMaking Worlds: An OWS Forum on the Commons presentation by Thomas Lowenhaupt, Connecting.nyc Inc. February 18, 2012
  • 2. Top Level Domains or TLDsToday - .com .org .edu .uk .esSoon - .berlin .paris .nyc .cairo .mumbai .chicago .boston
  • 3. Make betternetworks
  • 4. Cities were networking centers for 10,000 yearsbefore the Internet was invented.
  • 5. Traditional Digital Networks
  • 6. Reality
  • 7. The Real Reality: Jackson Pollocks #7
  • 8. The TLD Industry Today GoDaddy & VerisignMore names sold = more $ = Success
  • 9. The TLD Industry for CitiesSuccess = quality of life improvements
  • 10. Cities and Networks
  • 11. Cities and Networks“From our complexity comes the strength of our city.” Jane Jacobs
  • 12. Cities and NetworksInternet arrived 1993 - Uninvited --Unplanned -
  • 13. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent?
  • 14. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent? One example
  • 15. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent?Neighborhoods
  • 16. Local Communication-Resource Comparison Terre Haute, Ind. Jackson HeightsPopulation 105,000 100,000TV Stations 2Daily Papers 1Radio Stations 8
  • 17. Local Communication-Resource Comparison Terre Haute, Ind. Jackson HeightsPopulation 105,000 100,000TV Stations 2 0Daily Papers 1 0Radio Stations 8 0
  • 18. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent? Internet Today
  • 19. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent?Jackson Heights has 12 online sites touching on local needs.
  • 20. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent?Jackson Heights has 12 online sites touching on local needsPark Slope has more blogs than people ;)
  • 21. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent?JacksonHeights.nycParkSlope.nyc
  • 22. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent?
  • 23. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent? Corona.nyc 55,000 residents
  • 24. Neighborhood vs. Beer
  • 25. Request #1Help figure out how to make Corona.nyc work for the residents of that neighborhood.
  • 26. Request #2Reach out to Occupycities globally and jointogether to make this work for us all.
  • 27. Civic NetworkBetter than neighborhood names?Beth.Jones.voter.nyc
  • 28. connectingnyc.orgblog.connectingnyc.org wiki.connectingnyc.orgTom Lowenhaupttoml@communisphere.comand thank you Matt Cooperrider wherever you are.
  • 29. Commons To ComeIoT – Creates Big Data with our info.HyperGrid – Open source connections for online worlds. http://opensimulator.org/wiki/HypergridBig Data