The Actor Atlas aims to become a crowd-maintained MECE source on sustainable development and public-private partnerships content and best practices.
Currently it contains several thousands of pages with linked content covering most countries of the world, all functions of government and all sectors of industry. Too many to maintain with a 1-person crowd. Hence the crowd must grow!
While we have Google Search, Bing, other search engines and crawling robots continuously searching the Internet for new content, is there a need for an Actor Atlas?
Yes, there is. Consider that the utility of a dictionary or an enclopedia printed on paper derives from an orderly presentation and a Mutually Exclusive and Collectively Exhaustive (MECE) character of its content. The alphabetic order is used when searching a word and the MECE promise guarantees success for (nearly) all searches. The usage of this alphabetic order is taught at primary school.
As few people create new words, most of us do not appreciate the utility of the alphabetic order when including a new word in the dictionary, or a new item in an encyclopedia.
The tips and tricks for online (re)search are in this infographic Get More Out of Google.
Yet what to do with the genuine new content resulting from your work?
Publish it (as you used to do).
Humm. Contrasting all those printing-press induced habits with the pearls of the internet - it just looks so obsolete and anachronistic: wasting piles of paper (or screen space and disk memory) for content production that is counteracting being Mutually Exclusive & Collectively Exhaustive (MECE). There is some room for creative destruction.
The internet offers a great platform for offering content that is MECE. Why are you not using it in that way? What if we had something similar to an alphabetic order, and some easy-to-learn discipline to place new content as well?
That is the promise of the Actor Atlas, the Wikiworx platform, and the development dashboards building upon them. Step by step, their navigation and content-chunk structures are approaching maturity. The broad scope and universal utility of the Actor Atlas can be appreciated when browsing its Recent Forum Posts. Each post places a particular Actor Atlas page in a discourse that was hot during the past year.
In 2013 the crowd using the Actor Atlas and the linked local development dashboards must grow.
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