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the BG by Mind Map: the BG
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the BG

Floating Library Site Map

Primary Menu

Beta Wall

Front Page, Text (Intro), BG News, Recent Activity (center block), Collection(s), Calendar

Profile, Displayed fields, First name/Last initial, Username, Avatar, picture, Self Description, Projects (following, contributing), Contact info, Location Zone, Interests (Tags), Collection, Comments, Hidden fields, postalcode, SID

Collection, Add to Inventory, View Inventory, Content Types (Collections Categories), Books, Book node, Fields, author name, last (field), author name, first (field), genre(s) (tag), description / experence, timestamp, username, ISBN, area code, SID, comments, Views, Video, Music, Games & Toys, Tools, Sports Eqp, Catering Supplies, Art Supplies, Childcare equipment, Transportation, Spaces, *more as launched, or est. a restrained (auto-correct) free tag sys., Item status, Available (Visable), Avilable (Invisable), Unavilable (Visable), Unavailable (Invisable), Terms of Exchange, Borrow, Release to the commons

Ideas/Projects, Project, Title, Description, Tags, Follow, Comments, Inventory (have/need), Appeal, Timeline, Kickstarter, Idea

Free School, Free Classes, On-going, Ideas, Proposed, Title, Description, Tagging, Waiting list, Threshold model (optional), Archived, Free Schools

Arts & Recreation, Media Library

Berry Grounds Junction (discussion/blogs/events+calendar/linksharing)

Secondary Menu


About/Help, Ideas / Projects, Tasks, Discussion, What is needed (Appeals), General fundraising, One-time, Monthy, Itemized appeals (material/tasks/skills/volunteers/$$$)




Header, logo/Front Page Link

Left Panel (?), Sign-in (beta-wall), Quick Add?, Media player?, user-selected widgets?

Right Panel, What is Needed Block (project appeals), Recent Activity Block (main=exception), Recommended/Related Content

Footer, contact admins, get involved

Parking lot of ideas

Geotag integration


geotagging for all nodes (user's choice)

geolocation for (node converted) geotags (i.e. Georgestown, downtown, etc.)

community map (w/ picture+comment capacity)

Berry Grounds' media player

customizable playlists

free current local music

archived out-of-print local music

< 2m animation

Cross-traffic & cross-platform partnerships

Scope Calendar (?)

Goodtimesblog (?)

Freecycle RSS Feed (very doable)


Web Developer

Drupal Learning Group - the DruPALS, Advisors, AD, Learners, CG, HJ, AM, DG, B, CE

Site Construction, Architects, Designers, Coders, Core, AS, AD, MMG, CG, Periphery, JS, BH, DL, AG, J, Art & Graphic Design, NB, CE, AS (CSS)

Mover & Shaker

Floating Library, PD, AMc, CG, GM(?)

100 Spokes from 100 Folks, Web / Volunteer Coord, CG, Bike Aid, Financial, SA, CB

Farmers Market Table, JB, KB, AV, LN(?)

Space Hunting, Team one, CB, KB, Team two, P1, P2

Free School, OS, AM, SP, KK, FLoL (?)





Active, OS, ToL

Exploring, FLoL, GTB, LETS

Good fit, T?, Trophy Shop, Scope, Farmers Mrkt

Supporter / Funder




Berry Boxes

Beta-version, placed in low-traffic locations (thinking the trophy shop). Just a drop-box for returning books.

Public-version, The full-blown BB would be capable of receiving all manner of goods (things released to commons, returns, donations). Visible to the public, the BB could have signs sticking out from it (or contained in a booklet) that promote current 'projects' that are trying to marshal resources. Names/Numbers are written on an envelop with the $ (or something similar) so, in the event the project doesn't green light, the money can be returned (or - we might ask or there might be an option giving them the choice to just donate it to the BG, or we can establish a 'berry bank', or it can go to a similar project, etc...)




Bumph (explanatory materials)



it's easy, it's fun, it's good for everyone.

desire, not central planning or pre-assigned roles, drives participation and collaboration

It's not about what you're good at, it's about all the good that you can help to make happen.


a different social network.

Not an online community, but a community online

Collaboration & sharing privileged ahead of consumption & possessiveness

A (relative) disprivileging of the ego

Pledge / Threshold catalysts

Alerts/appeals model is less personally exhausing (less info-overload) than an invite/requests model

Local like a plant, but is plantable in any locale (the project can be seeded and reworked in other places).

Design philosophies

CG, Avoid hardwiring what social convention & human decency can take care of on their own., Anticipate and welcome both vertical (population) and horizontal (functional) scaling., Minimal oversight. Equip community with tools to self-regulate as much as possible (flags, revision histories, freetag & free text 'how it is shared' stipulation, etc.)