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