Category - WTC Details

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Translation?
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A Percentage of the Company
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Scavenger Hunt
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What Sort of Questions Would You Ask?
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Imagine our World Tree
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Social Networking Run by the Networkers
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“Make New Friends, but Keep the Old – One is Silver and the Other Gold”
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Welcome to World Tree Circle, an Open Source Project

Translation?

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WTC will be a place for us to meet new people, make new friends despite any language barrier or previous knowledge of the area.  Therefore, translation software will be an integral part of the site.  There’s a lot out there.  My understanding is that they all have their challenges.  It might be a good idea to find an up and coming company that is willing to work with us.  Use their product, challenges and all, and as World Tree grows we will help them to grow their software too.

So what makes WTC different than any other site that offers translation, you ask?  Well imagine being able to have a live video chat with your new friend in Hong Kong, or get some spicy new recipe from an aspiring chef in Thailand in exchange for your divine sloppy joe mix.  Or best of all, what if today’s youth could talk to other students in a classroom on the other side of the world and learn about its culture?  This is no simple feat for your average software.  We are challenging the amazing minds of our brothers and sisters across the globe to help us create just such a program and implement it on WTC.

Here are just a few….

Smartling

Lingo24

SDL

G3 Translate

A Percentage of the Company

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A thought for those that will end up working on WTC…..

I was wondering if it would be an easy way to determine how much each contributor would own of WTC.  By having a log-in our network could track contributions of time and output.  What are your thoughts?  The more input we have the stronger our systems will become.

teamwork

Scavenger Hunt

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scavenger hunt

According to Wikipedia – “A scavenger hunt is a game in which the organizers prepare a list defining specific items, which the participants – individuals or teams – seek to gather all items on the list – usually without purchasing them – or perform tasks or take photographs of the items, as specified.[1] The goal is usually to be the first to complete the list, although in a variation on the game players can also be challenged to complete the tasks on the list in the most creative manner.

According to game scholar Markus Montola, scavenger hunts evolved from ancient folk games.[2] Gossip columnist Elsa Maxwell popularized scavenger hunts in the United States with a series of exclusive New York parties starting in the early 1930s.[3][4][5] The scavenger-hunt craze among New York’s elite was satirized in the 1936 film My Man Godfrey.

Notable scavenger hunts include the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt and the annual Tricadecathlonomania, a 24-hour worldwide event that began in Northfield, MN.[6] Now in its tenth year, Race/LA and CityRace produce Amazing Race-style scavenger hunts throughout southern California.[7] Scavenger hunts can easily be played either outdoors (around town, parks, back yards, etc.) or indoors (malls, houses, shops, etc.).[8]”        

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How about we provide a worldwide scavenger hunt in which you will need to communicate with people from other countries to get the correct answers to the clues given? We could provide a forum for people to be able to ask questions and post answers.  It could be possible for people to pose questions to specific countries, regions, or groups of people.   Scavenger hunts are always a great time for all.  Even if you don’t win, everyone usually ends up having a blast.  This one has the potential of being particularly fun because of the inherent challenges as well as getting to meet new organizations and individuals in order to gather the necessary information.  The content should be intriguing real world content that will not only entertain but also provide supplemental knowledge for participants.

What Sort of Questions Would You Ask?

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World Tree Circle (WTC) will provide a social network that includes translation software, video and typed chat and messaging center. We will be a conduit for people to be able to promote through monetary or physical contributions to any idea, event, organization or person that is willing to accept said funds. The purpose is to allow people the opportunity to make informed decisions on the entities that they wish to support and to be able to do this in a secure location with very little hassle. This is a way that people can follow, access, and asks questions about entities that they may want to support so that they may feel that their contribution is having the greatest impact.

http://www.peaceboat.org/english/

http://www.outreachmagazine.com/

http://www.google.com/earth/outreach/index.html

http://www.charitywater.org/

Just to name few…….

Imagine our World Tree

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baobab tree

A massive tree, made up of binary code and the individuals that helped to put it together.  The roots of old-treethis tree are the coding/programming, web design, the architects and engineers of this beautiful site.  The Networkers and Travelers that will sustain the flow of information.

Imagine the trunk of the tree being the internet itself.  The hosting and the flow of the information.  From group to group, individual to individual.  Ideas and actions linked together to help create the powerful creations that support the branches of this tree.

Should the branches of our World Tree be art, science, math, spirituality, outreach, history, etc.?  Where is your leaf going to be?  Or will you have a leaf that fits into several categories?

 

Social Networking Run by the Networkers

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I can’t wait to see a social network that is controlled by the say of the users. This will set World Tree apart from the others. Giving you a chance to voice ideas openly to create an environment of free information exchange. Opening the opportunity to have some control over your networking site. hand tree

Questions and comments are welcome….email worldtreecircle@frontier.com

 

 

“Make New Friends, but Keep the Old – One is Silver and the Other Gold”

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We’ve talked so much lately about the promotional run and the progress we’ve been making with the help of Western Carolina University’s Business College, Clarke and I felt it was time to go back to our roots. And yes, pun intended. 🙂  So, I’ve gone back and reread some of our earlier messages to see where we can be more clear.  Or more importantly, educate those new to World Tree Circle, what exactly it is we are setting in motion for everyone on Earth.

World Tree Circle is a global gathering place.  A safe and familiar virtual community center for people around the world to post about the things they are excited about, that irritate them, or elicit any of the pantheon of emotions that incite us to post about the things happening in our lives.  It’s also the perfect place for people to ask questions and gather information about places around the globe they may, or may not have been, and want to learn more about – from the people who have firsthand experience.  Anywhere around the world!  We can ask the locals, world travelers, educators, anyone really, about the topics we’ve always wondered about.  World Tree Circle is for sharing all those things.  Information, ideas, hobbies, pictures, or videos, and commenting, or even full on discussions about, practically any topic you wish.  Find and connect with other individuals who are just as interested as you.  Just imagine.  You absolutely love soccer, but you live in the United States and when you talk about association football, your friends want to talk about the NFL.   With no need to worry about language barriers,  you can hop on your favorite device, be it phone, tablet, or computer, and find passionate association football fans anywhere in the world to catch up on the recent game scores, banter about whose team is doing better this season, and share your thoughts on every facet of the sport with others who understand why it is so important to call it football, not soccer.

The same holds true for each and every one of us.  There are people all around the world who love some or all of your favorite things and would delight in spending time talking to you about it.  Distance isn’t the obstacle, the different languages we all speak are more a challenge at this stage in our technological advancements.  Even if each of us could afford to travel anywhere we wanted at any time, we would still have to know how to communicate once we got there.  You also have to know how to find those people that share your zeal for things.  We’ve got you covered there too!

World Tree Circle links similar events, interests, concerns, and opinions from around the world in an effort to demonstrate how similar we all are.  It provides a place where users need not have any familiarity with a region in order to gain knowledge from individuals who are from, or have been to, the region or regions of interest.  Users may create their own confidential account and choose to post things publicly or they have the option of creating a public posts just like they do with other social media.  The difference is that this site is designed to give people free access to regions and the living history that is created every day.  A way to get first hand knowledge from the people in an area where whatever it was that sparked your curiosity originates.  That could be current events, recipes, culture, history, the language, sports, whatever.   Access to a world’s worth of expertise!

Something that is becoming more common, but is still not yet well known by all, is the benefit of using open source software.  World Tree Circle is entirely made up of open source software to allow it to grow and change with its community on every level.  When the majority of leaf holders are telling us on the main community board they don’t care for a certain set-up, or an open source programmer shares a cool new format with us, we will hold a poll and go with whatever the community decides!  Open source software allows everyone access to the code for free.  “Every user is a potential author.”  Even our translation software will be open source, allowing it to grow and improve every time a World Tree Circle member corrects an error or improves the grammar in a translation.

The list goes on and on.  World Tree Circle is the place to be.  Whether you’re looking to make new friends, researching for a trip you’re taking, or satisfy all your curiousity about the world, this site is the place for you!

Be one of the first! Donations of time, expertise and funding are all needed and greatly appreciated.  Get involved now and be one of the first to grow your beautiful leave on World Tree Circle.  There are so many ways to get in volved.

1. Visit our store to purchase World Tree gear or

2. GoFundMe.com/WorldTreeCircleRun to help power Clarke and I across the country spreading the word about the site and the need for better global communication.

3. Visit GitHub.com and search for World Tree Circle to take a look at the code and collaborate with us.

4. Email us at Info@WorldTreeCircle.com

 

Here’s a sneak peak of the foundation site that our most recent WCU CIS students completed this past semester.  Not quite to the point we can start letting folks log-in, but a very promising start!

  • Log-in Page
  • Main Feed
  • World Tree Circle Q&A page

Welcome to World Tree Circle, an Open Source Project

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Thank you for coming!  This video is meant as a brief explanation of where we come from and some of the things we hope to achieve.  This site is set up to open source WTC and create a place where people can share what they want to share, how they want to share it.

You could help us out by passing along this information to anyone you feel may have an interest.

We are actively working on the release of a social networking site based on international communication.

We will be posting ideas and interesting related articles and information so as to act  the Muse for the creation of WTC.

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