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2011-08-15 09:13:50
Open Ventures
Last update2011-08-15 09:13:50
DescriptionVisual database for resilient people, places, and things
Operating AnalogyAnti-Facebook that empowers super-users & pays the crowd
Video ResourcesJohn Robb on Open Ventures http://vimeo.com/26137454
Founder(s)[more info needed] John Robb http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/about.html, Shlok Vaidya http://shloky.com/, David Rauschenbach http://rauschenbach.us/node/720
Controlcurrently JR & SV provide leadership, mentoring, backend platform upgrades > driven by user suggestions/requests, MEANWHILE tribes are self-organizing to create & curate content
Revenue sourcesGoogle AdSense contextual ads, Amazon Associates affiliate ads
Revenue distribution10% > founders w/ cap @ $120k/ year, ?% > tech costs, ?% > seed new open ventures, 80% (?) to participants allocated w/MMO gaming software according to contribution. Currently: all Amazon affiliate revenue is available to page creator/maintainer(s)
Who can participateanyone, wiki-style
Learning Curvemoderately easy
Entry thresholdbecome a user; learn mediawiki; create pages & upload photos; link your Amazon affiliate account to ads on your pages; future: link your (eg: PayPal) account to MiiU username for venture-wide revenue sharing
Platform/User Interfacemediawiki (same software that Wikipedia is built on)
Looking forPage builders/curators, pageview promoters
Succession: What if Founders get bored...or die?tbd
  • 2011-08-12 14:20:36
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  • Enterprises
  • Public
  • Creative Commons License CC-BY-SA 3.0 / GNU FDL


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