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Who's a Network Weaver?
The Network Weavers Network is a new (spring of 2007) initiative for network weavers to connect, make referrals, learn from one another, work together in a variety of ways, and create resources together.
Network Weavers are people who take responsibility for creating healthy networks (also sometimes called smart networks or intentional networks). See the blog post on Characteristics of Natural Network Weavers. For more info on Network Weaving, please see http://www.networkweaving.com/blog/. You may also want to read David Braden's article on why network weaving matters. The Network Weavers Network is open to all. Therefore, responsibility for interactions is totally up to the participants.
The Network Weavers Network is affiliated with the Emerging Futures Network , and grew out of a set of discussions on the Omidyar Network . David Braden developed a wonderful set of "slides" that illustrate one (unofficial) view of the relationships between the Network Weavers Network, the Emerging Futures Network, and other resources. The "slide show" starts at Connection Graphics.
We are hoping to eventually do networking all the way to the neighborhood level. For now, please enter your postal code as one of the Badges on your profile. If you're interested in doing organizing at the local level, please visit David Braden's Blog ,and the Neighbor Networking Blog . In addition, Julie Caldwell and Laure Dillon have invited us to imagine the role of the network weaver as an ambassador for strengthening, linking and growing a Worldwide Forum, Network of Centers and Data Exchange.