I have kicked it around a good bit and agree a little on both sides to be honest. Though I will definitely say this is not seeming like it is getting in the way of my efforts to produce content and build relationships with communities so they all have a voice. With that said, I would love for other people to pick up the content and make it more decentralized and oriented toward specific industries... and remix content to be a collaborator/competitor to Legend.
@Adam is a businessman--and this was a good business move. It actually helps Beyond Bitcoin as a brand, too.
@Legend--I wish we could have had a conversation about it, but in the end nothing matters except you doing what you do and me doing what I do, and trying to build something that others trust is open and honest, and most importantly enables others to build their own stuff without a single "owner". I agree it takes some of the "innovative" feel out of it to be part of the LTB network in some fashion--I was frustrated when I looked at it from this point of view. A slight change to my point of view (after MUCH thinking) was that WE NEED REPS from every different network we can get. Legend has definitely become our first Beyond Bitcoin LTB Rep/Host.
@Gamey--it will be great when new people come online and create their own meetup-styled from content anyone can record during events in the Beyond Bitcoin Mumble Server (or some other means). I urge you to do the same man...really...even if it is in disagreement with what is going on. I will provide you the most I can to help.
So @Legend, please do not think I am trying to dodge you or neglecting your concerns (they exist). Just as you have your BeyondBitcoin.fm site, I secured the BeyondBitcoinShow.com site, and we can cross link from each site, which = net gain for all involved. BeyondBitcoin.org is a domain owned by Invictus...so someday they could hold their Beyond Bitcoin Conventions using Mumble and a mixture of other technologies (like google hangouts)
This stuff all came on me pretty quickly, and without being included by Adam (not that I needed to be included, but it would have been a courtesy I think) and wouldn't have been anxiety-inducing with regard to perceived motives. I had a LOT of thinking to do and had no clue what the motivation was for all of it (and still didn't get to read the conversation that brought us to this point). It would have been nice to see it, but then again it is none of my business if others feel they want to exclude me from the parley...I only do this free of charge, though, so it would definitely have felt good to have a conversation as opposed to being told what was going to happen.
As for access to the Beyond Bitcoin accounts currently tied to the gmail account--I do not (yet) feel comfortable giving full access (on par with ownership) to anyone
. Though if anyone were in a better position to earn that trust over time, it very well might be you. I mean you are a founding member of this. Just please do not forget that a good bit of work has gone into this already--you are working hard and producing good solid content, but my job is to make it possible for more people who want to do the same --and keep you on your toes. As such I do not want to enable anyone to have full access to these things (except, perhaps, a future DAC...), I am simply a steward until it gets to that point.
With that said, there is nothing (absolutely nothing) stopping you from getting a twitter account set up (hell, i'd even do it for you
) in addition to a Beyond Bitcoin G+ and twitter account. We will eventually have widgets on the site to enable quick posting to the internet directly from the content--so this will make it easier for all of us to make something "viral" under the Beyond Bitcoin Umbrella using multiple media accounts. LetsTalkBitcoin already has some of those widgets!
Having different content creators, mixers, editors...etc with Beyond Bitcoin Show accounts also helps ensure malevolent actors will not go out and make alternate accounts to slander the name.
There are many ways this can be done and we can even set something up with a standard naming convention, if necessary, so individuals from different communities can be easily found and contacted in a more personalized fashion and their social media accounts are shown to represent a Beyond Bitcoin REPS
point of view as opposed to the Beyond Bitcoin community--Adam has already figured this out. Social Media can empower us with numbers to build something really cool...then both you and I can go to both BeyondBitcoin.fm, BeyondBitcoinShow.com, and LetsTalkBitcoin.com to tweet and comment on content. Cross link and help each other build relationships in the industry that enable us to enrich the community with a deeper understanding of the technologies and their Potential.
So with that said, I am keeping the email--you could easily make a [email protected]
account. I already tried to but cant make it for you without your mobile phone number...if you want to volunteer that mobile phone number please let me know and I'll send you an already-put together email addy. I will gladly help you create new twitter and social media accounts if you so choose and ask nothing in return but your understanding that there was a better way to do this--and it would have set me into less of a tailspin of "wtf is going on?", while enabling me to feel like my work has been appreciated. The words "squatting" were used...I don't know that was fair, but there is still a great deal of talking and planning that needs done.
Well this was a nice Storming Stage.
Looking forward to when the forming and norming have occurred on this particular front.