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Online networks vs. 'real world' meet ups

One if the best examples of social networking websites, which combines online and off-line networking is It is an 'invites only' network but some of features like 'geo-locator' and 'city guide' could easily be transferred

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OpenIDEO consists of a great network of social activists, designers, creative thinkers and passionate community members. But wouldn't it be great if there was a smooth way to get the community to catch up in the 'Real World'? I imagine that would increase the social impact of the platform significantly.

How might we create a 'Real World' OpenIDEO, which compliments the online version?

Imagine a geo locator, which allows you to meet local OpenIDEO people when you are on holiday!

Imagine a travel guide which lists social projects and social businesses in the city you are traveling to on holiday!

Imagine a search engine, which allows you to locate and connect with any OpenIDEO community member. So you can for instance can locate "graphic designer" in Tokyo or "Social entrepreneur" in Caldas.


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Love this inspiration. Asmallworld is so closed and selected, but to take inspiration from this for a much more open challenge is great!

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