Gharr’s Hiatus Statement; 31 August 2017: http://wp.me/p10Tww-4hY (◕ω◕)
Gharr is currently working on some major re-branding, and this will ultimately result in major changes here (if WordPress, twitter, and other mainline services and projects are going to be continued to be used). The business bio is set to be changed.
There are two sides to what I do, and one might not be visible to you, because Gharr tries to respect privacy as much as possible, and to allow people to be whomever they want to be. Gharr often says the #Techo #Chans (young at heart) are my bosses, and that is true. Gharr works for the audience, to put a smile on their faces, to make a nurturing, and caring environment, and to allow people to be whomever they want to be on the internet.
But the world we live in today wire taps all our communications, identifies us all, and ultimately we will have no rights to free speech, or to say whatever we want to, in a time of change when we really need to talk about things honestly, to talk about the future we all want, even if it makes those in power, business, or in politics uncomfortable.
Change is happening, and things can get really bad if we don’t feel we can talk to one another in an honest way. Just how bad… scientists warn of mass extinctions, including humanities extinction, others warn that violence, and large scale warfare (or whatever form conflict takes in our near future) is very close. Certainly the firing of a missile by North Korea over Japan has shown us that access to dangerous technologies (including bio-weapons, and possibly nano-weapons) is spreading across our globe, and we need become a mature global community that no longer needs, or tolerates hunger, and homelessness, lack of education, or lack of access to medical care, unnecessary human suffering, and war, as we have done in the past… because of the lame excuse there is not enough money to go round… especially now that monetary system is failing.
There are still people working on allowing people to be whomever they want to be on the internet, and to say whatever they want. Gharr will be working on a project to find such places, and start working from such places. I hope to see you there.
Hope we can discuss good ideas, and solutions to the world’s problems; and to talk about what type of future we want for ourselves, and our children.
Interests: Human Rights, Free Speech, Business, Engineering, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Computers and Micro-Controller Design, Programming, Small Business Management, Marketing, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Science, Music, Music Production, Vocaloids, UTAU, CeVio, Video Production, Art, Poems, Books, RPG, Games, Products, Services, People, Actors, Dancers, Fashion, & Miku Hatsune ♥♥♥.
“I like to promote people by staying in the background and making you the star!”
- Twitter: @Gharr_home
- Mastodon: @gharr
- Blog: gharrhome.wordpress.com
- Website: (currently none)
- Pearl trees: http://www.pearltrees.com/electronics
🌎 We live in a world where many awful things like natural disasters to, conflict situations can occur without warning to people we care about from all over the world. The internet has brought us closer, and distant events now also feel closer. On occasions Gharr will feel sad and need some time out. Strong emotions have occurred on several occasions from disasters, or conflicts in Japan, Africa, the Philippines, and tension from neighboring countries to Ukraine, before it was revealed that military conflict was going on there.
🌎 Gharr has gone into hiatus on several occasions after April 2015. Life can be unpredictable, and all sorts of things and result in Gharr taking a break from this project. The governments have also acted harshly against email organizations, and even seem to influence companies to move to more bold, and invasive statements about collecting our data. In the end, gharr knows that the constant invasion of your privacy, and recording of your communications will start to effect your free speech, and what you say. That you will no longer feel as happy as you once did. If you are not happy, then what Gharr does ceases to make sense.
🌎 In 2017 Gharr refocused, and realized that the what Gharr does needs to be re-branded, as the world, and what was going on had significantly changed since Gharr was created. While a re-focus on human rights, and free speech is the initial step, and most significant change, there will be other ongoing changes to what Gharr does.
🌎 In 2017 Jacque Fresco (a futurist, and “founder of Sociocyberneering, Inc., now known as the Venus Project”) left this world. Gharr has spent a lot of time learning about a Resource Based Economy, and working as a volunteer for The Venus Project. Gharr misses him.
🌎 A change to what Gharr is, and does, can result in failure, or success on many levels, and that includes stuff behind the scenes. It remains to be seen how things work out.
🌎 Question: Will Gharr ever ask you for help or money? Answer: No.
A lot of people around the globe that do great things for this world, have fallen on hard times, and are now asking for help. While it’s not Gharr’s desire to make you feel that you have to pay money or exchange something to read Gharr’s tweets or blog; it’s hard not to share the requests for help. Gharr however is a group, that has members all over the world, so it would be almost impossible for the entire group to need help at once, so in reality, Gharr should never ask for your help under any circumstances, as it does not make sense. Nor was Gharr formed with the intent of making a profit, or a pay for service model. It is hard to say what will happen to social media as the monetary system fails… but for the here and now, the vision of what Gharr is, is crystal clear. However the increasing violence of governments to citizens, and others, as well as intrusive spying and anti-privacy policies of governments have given Gharr pause for thought, and a temptation to go into long term Hiatus.
🌎 Police take an interest in the Speaker For Gharr’s emails (Gharr is a group), the potential is that this website/blog/wordpress and other accounts could be potentially come under government control if they get the passwords for those emails… no reason for the interest in the emails were given… and the speaker for Gharr has no idea why an interest should be taken in emails and potentially this website/blog/wordpress and other related websites: such as twitter, pinterest and so on. New emails are probably on the horizon, because of this… if no valid reasons are given in the long term… Gharr doesn’t use emails for communications—it is merely to set up accounts. Gharr prefers to work in the public domain whenever possible.
When Gharr went into Hiatus on occasions, and reciently becuse of the Police interest in emails, it will be curious to see if Gharr will be able to maintain its branding and mission statement—or if this is a stage for a re-branding of Gharr, or possible wind down and closing of Gharr. Wow… it’s all happening in 2016 and 2017!
Awesomely well timed release by Starar: ♛ @Stararband — Ride [song/music]: https://soundcloud.com/starar/starar-ride ♬
I am really grateful to get a chance to share so much great music 😀
Also would like to thank the amazing numbers of followers on twitter, thank you everyone; and love sharing all the new stuff I have found.
Gharr went into Hiatus for a period in 2014 to 2015. It is very possible that Gharr will remain in Hiatus from now on… and may have long periods where no posts are made on twitter, or here on WordPress, or any other social websites that Gharr might be involved with.
Gharr is currently in hiatus: “I miss writing all those articles, and sharing all those great things, and ideas on the internet.” 2015
The principles that Gharr is formed on is that members can be anonymous and come and go as they please, and will be free to say whatever they want (but material with adult content will not be shared). It is felt that the principles that Gharr was formed on no longer exist, and so in a way Gharr no longer exists either. Most significant is that people might no longer feel free to say what they want, or that they can maintain an anonymous profile. That people no longer feel free to be who they really are, or who they want to be.
Discussing things should not cause harm to people, but when details are collected with out people’s knowledge, and kept on record for an unlimited time, it is then possible that a person will be harmed by saying things in public or just being who they want to be–if laws change in the future, and are more harsh, such details might come into play and still harm a person through various harsh punishments at some future date also.
Promotional work done by Gharr can still be done, but things might need to be done differently and the group might be organized in a different way. For a promoter, that wants to stay in the background, you may need to work behind a costly company or business structure if you want to use the voice that Gharr has used here.
People tend to personalize you, and that means you will take away some of promotional effort as people will also focus on who you are, rather than who you are trying to promote. Remaining anonymous or in the background might be much more difficult for those that are promoting things. You may also find it more difficult to contact niche groups as they might not feel relaxed or talk freely as they once did on the public internet–that will harm your ability to connect with groups of people who will help you understand what material should be promoted, and what is popular in the niche markets.
Gharr wishes those well who want to do similar things that Gharr does, it is hoped that we can find a way to talk about the things that interest us, and to be relaxed enough to be who we are, or want to be on the internet. Gharr also thinks that the internet should be a fun place to be, but also be place where we can discuss social issues, and our and our children’s future in this world that increasingly becoming more and more automated.
More details on how the internet has changed since Gharr was first formed is given below
The internet has changed a lot since Gharr was formed. Edward Snowden revealed massive data collection and spying on ordinary people by the US government and that included the use of:
“‘piggyback’ on the same tools used by internet advertisers ‘to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance.'” ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Snowden
Most people in 2015 are probably unaware of the cookies and trackers that operate in the background (invisible to most people) while you browse the internet and go about your personal business.
The internet has also expanded across the globe and now also exists in many places where the public is not well-educated, and for them the understanding of the technical details of the internet is much more difficult–but not impossible if there is free education as is the case with Khan Academy (that also might change how people are educated also).
A lot of stuff you say on the internet can stay on record for the rest of your life. For example Edward Snowden revealed that people considered radical had their personal lives examined including their sex lives. In some countries such information about a persons sexual behavior can lead to heavy punishments or even death sentences. Also laws can change over the time of a person’s life time–so it’s possible for seemingly harmless information to become a serious issue at some future date. One case that sticks out as a seemingly harsh punishment: is the punishment of Raif Badawi for holding online discussions about religion [article]: http://theconversation.com/a-thousand-lashes-for-raif-badawi-while-the-west-stays-silent-on-saudi-human-rights-36329–“In May 2014 Badawi was sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes to be administered 50 at a time.” Checking in Sep 2017: he was still being held as a prisoner.
Another matter of concern is about a person who seemed to be interested in making public information free and accessible (as it should be in practice, but in reality it is not): The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (CC available) [video]: https://youtu.be/vXr-2hwTk58
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
Learned about Aaron Swartz when the news announced a rich business man had committed suicide. Why a person who had everything going for them would do something like that seemed confusing–but the video gives some clues to how tough the US government had decided to be on him… an entire department had arrayed against him… so he must have seen a very bleak future for himself. He was also involved in stopping SOPA/PIPA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act
The internet has moved to more personal devices like iPads and mobile telephones, but as Edward Snowden revealed such device’s location can be tracked in real-time, and it can be easy to get personal information from companies especially when a government organization wants that information.
Again most people might be unaware of all of this… the solution might be for us to encrypt all our social information so that it is harder to get that information–but the US government in the past has undermined attempts at encryption via Bullrun (at least 800 million has been spent to “defeat the encryption used in specific network communication technologies” and other countries also run similar programs–Edgehill for the UK for example).
Business has reacted to this information in terms of profit–not necessarily to protect our privacy.
Since computer users seem unaware of invisible things like commercial collection of data using cookies and trackers (and whatever piggybacks on that into your system) companies seem to want to make computer operating systems and software that act like webpages that collect information even when you are not online and think you have privacy–this is not an unusual idea either, as a thing called the “internet of things” is becoming more and more real, and along with thin hair like sensors it will enable our environment to sense where we are, and what we are doing (including the clothes we wear for example–which might track our medical condition, and stress levels for example). The idea of our equipment constantly monitoring us is very basic compared to when “the internet of things” becomes a reality. Privacy will probably become a very serious issue when that time arrives.
Businesses are also not surprised if companies make profits through sales of personal data, increased sales through spyware, or in the case of software to protect your system increase the incentive to buy the full system by allowing viruses and harmful software to slip past into your system. “Business simply say what can you expect when you get software for free.” But for a business: if their profits are threatened, then they will make sure they are protected from faulty software, or forceful sales techniques–and unnecessary government spyware that might cut in on profits. This is for example seen in businesses that want a fast internet for example: they might decide it is not worth trusting existing free commercial applications and avoid using them to get the maximum speeds on the internet–but not necessarily protecting the users privacy of those systems or protecting the systems from harmful software.
As people buy cheaper portable (and tiny devices) computers contained in iPhones (mobile telephones) and iPads (pad like computers) traditional use of rental computers (such as in a internet cafe) to keep one’s anonymous identity becomes more difficult–especially if people don’t understand just how invasive the internet, and their own software can be on their iPad or iPhone.
Times have changed since when Gharr was first formed, and a principal of the formation of Gharr was to allow for members of the group to remain anonymous–and come and go from the group at will. Minority groups and Major groups have been a part of Gharr and are listened to when possible (when there is no adult content). But technology and the social scene seems to have moved forward so that the principles that Gharr was formed on might no longer be applicable. That means that Gharr may need to cease operations–but that does not mean all the things promoted here have to end, as changes in technology or social interaction will not effect that as the way things are done can always be re-organized and done in a different way. However the anonymity and freedom to say what you want possibly no longer exists (and that brings on a very large risk to some members of Gharr right now or in the future) and so such privacy, freedom to say what you want, and anonymity might be considered a mirage, and in reality what Gharr is also then a Mirage–as is the principles that Gharr was formed on no longer exists.
Right now Gharr is considering reduced operations in promotions, education of the public about what is going on with the internet–and informing group members that Gharr might continue to be in Hiatus for an extended time or perhaps remain in Hiatus permanently.
- Links that may be of interest
- Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies attempt to control what you can and can’t do with the media and hardware you’ve purchased: https://www.eff.org/issues/drm (including: 📌 Who Will Own the Internet of Things? (Hint: Not the Users) [website]: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/01/who-will-own-internet-things-hint-not-users #Transition #TheVenusProject #RBE #TVP )
- DRM technology can also be used to collect data about you.
Describing the Meaning of a Business to Business Relationship
A brief word from the founder of Gharr.
What the founder of Gharr refers to as a business to business relationship is defined by the idea that Gharr (& Gharr_home) will be a non-profit organization that is only one of the many ventures The founder of Gharr intends to manage. Many of the other ventures will be profit driven businesses. The founder of Gharr feels that giving things to the world community makes him feel better, develops a sense of community, and good vibes with those who do volunteer work for Gharr, or receive some benefit from Gharr’s work.
For the rest of this document, I (the founder of Gharr) will let Gharr tell you how things work, thank you.
Greetings from Gharr
In this document I try to answer questions you might have.
This Business to Business Statement along with my branding statement is held in the pearl-trees: http://pear.ly/RkGP
I realize you may have no idea how twitter, blogs or websites work. While I do promote people, It will only be a minor part of getting the word out there about you. On twitter having 1,000,000 followers means nothing if you don’t connect with them; as one person whose message got RT (re-tweeted) by a person who had over a million followers found out when he got no additional followers or RT’s from this amazing opportunity.
I don’t ask you to be my friend–I am just doing my own thing–but some of you do tweet me to feel out who I am before moving on to other things, and that is really cool. In reality to get the word out about your stuff, you probably want to make contact with around 1000 people like me, and the only way to do that is to automate your your social media with-out being annoying in a spam kind of way. If you get 1000 people like me to tweet your stuff that is 1000 X 2000 = 2,000,000 potential people who get to hear your stuff and that has got to be worth it. Please don’t expect much from the promotional efforts of just me, I really only have a very small impact, some of that is up to luck, and who I have made an effort to get to know, or impress!
Founder of Gharr statement
Exactly what Gharr is will be discussed later
Gharr caters to people who have little interests outside their family, friends, and associates. These are Gharr’s core customers.
This means you (as another business in most cases) are most likely not Gharr’s core interest despite the amount of attention Gharr might give you!
Another much larger bunch of groups receive less attention then a business to business relationship. These people and organizations are also promoted to a lesser degree—mostly through re-tweets. For about 200 of them, time is also taken to read their blogs & websites.
Where do you fit into the aims of Gharr
Gharr has chosen you, your group or organization so that Gharr can:
- Promote you
- Spread the word about your information, products, works, services, messages, ideas or writings
- Get more people to follow you
- To get people or organizations notice you and who are significant to your future plans. They may be people or organizations:
- That want to work with you.
- Potential employers.
- Potential employees
- Potential people or groups that want to work with you
- That want to invest money or effort into you or your services and/or products—this includes your art and music if that is what you do.
- That wish to promote you or to put in a good word to people who might be interested in you.
In return Gharr gets the following things from you (hopefully)
- Glitz & glamor from being given the chance to promote you, spread your message, etc.
- Stuff about you is attention grabbing, interesting, unusual, or entertaining enough to make people take notice of Gharr, and ultimately all the people who Gharr promotes, spreads a message for, etc.
- When people are interested in Gharr, some of them follow what this person writes–which is often about you. It is hoped that some of these people (or most of them) will follow you since you are the source of that interest!
- To learn from this voluntary business model and translate that learning to profitable business ideas
- To benefit the community
- To remain in operation for as long as possible and to do the majority of work at a no cost basis (but donations may become a feature in the future)
- To catch the attention of a large group of people some of the time rather than all of the time. Rather then catching the large groups attention in one go, the large group will be divided down into segments based on interest and it is the attention of those segments that will be gained ( one at a time in a sequence of some sort)
- To promote, serve, help a selected group (that is much smaller than the total number of followers on twitter for example). While the attention of this group of people is not required, it will help Gharr coordinate events and messages about them–for promotions and tours for example
- To improve everything Gharr does
- To gain a network of volunteers that work together and support the general aims of Gharr to promote, help, spread ideas, messages, services and products.
- To make strategic partnerships with people who will advance the “industry’ that Gharr is involved in, or will be involved in.
Gharr depends on volunteers. Gharr (& Gharr_home) will be a non-profit organization.
Analytic searches and results of Gharr
While Gharr makes every effort to stay in the background and make you the star; some people, groups, governments, and businesses are analyzing Gharr for various reasons.
Because this world is about monitoring personal data, governments will take data from Gharr and store it. Security check points might result in personal information, notes, and items from Gharr being placed in the public domain, while it is assumed that you as a business might not be effected by this, other people that Gharr works with or for, might not appreciate that, especially if they wanted to remain anonymous. In some countries even small actions can result in harsh penalties, of course security does not care about such punishments, or risks, but might like it, as they now have people that they can request/blackmail for help when needed. People that are blackmailed can still end up punished, emotionally scarred, take risks that result or injury, or even commit self harm or suicide—but the security that levers a person like that will not want to go public on that, nor do they need to, if the lever they used is held in a secret database accessible to only a few select people and groups.
Whether you investigate Gharr for love, hate, money, politics, to build social networks, or to better understand Gharr by going to other sources: you should not take all sources of information at face value, most information in analytical forms are useless if you don’t fully understand the techniques used and/or if the information sources have not bothered to gain your trust over time.
Gharr wants you to think, and be independent. The skill of learning how to use other sources of information about a topic is critical, and Gharr encourages you to learn such skills–most of you should already have the foundations as you have written many stories, books, websites, blogs, reports, essays, and thesis. Many every day activities also require you to find trusted sources of information for gardening, cooking, work, and so on.
The way the economy is run; the way information is gathered and shared by spy-ware/marketing-programs (http://bit.ly/jRCedr); the way laws are applied; these are all examples of things that are outside the control of Gharr, and the branding that Gharr has given to you, and those information sources are not necessarily endorsed by Gharr as a result of this.
However if you get reports about Gharr performance on twitter for example, those reports are worthless if they do not also mention twitters faults and advantages as well. Twitter has a 2000 follower limit for example (accessed in 2015).
Thank you, to the people that do take an interest in Gharr; it is also hoped you will show an equal or even greater interest in the things Gharr promotes and shares.
What is Gharr?
- Gharr is here to help you, and he does this by staying in the background in most instances.
- Gharr is not actually a true person. Gharr certainly reflects many of the founder’s thoughts and feelings and personality. However Gharr seems to focus on the people this entity supports, helps, promotes or serves; and Gharr performs this task by mostly staying in the background.
- Gharr is ultimately a product of the various volunteers that have put in their opinions of what Gharr should do.
- Gharr seems interesting, wonderful and relevant to you some of the time but not all of the time. My guess is that 4/5 of the time you will find what Gharr says is uninteresting or even annoying.
- Since Gharr is not a real person, I suppose there is some logic to the fact that Gharr happens to be in love with, and totally faithful to Miku (a vocaloid). In the future the world love may be replaced by Extensionality. This love affair seems to annoy most people, but stops flirting and keeps things on a business like level. Gharr wants to catch us when we are in a thinking mode, or wanting to listen to some music. Thus Gharr tries to perpetually stay true to how a person may view this character to be like in real life.
- Gharr moves from topics relating to the extremely technical to the utterly silly or impossible without batting an eye. This is because Gharr is focused on customer segments rather than the topic at hand. This is something few people realize or understand.
- No single person can take credit for what Gharr is, because numerous people have made contributions over time, to help develop the content that is delivered on twitter, websites, and blogs for example.
Reflections on a leaderless groups
It can be difficult to imagine how leaderless groups operate, and how is it possible to be a member of a leaderless group. The answer in part to that is that management is done by algorithms, and automation, that forms the platforms that allow people to work together.
Because of the leaderless organization, the traditional strong borders that are the trade marks of a lot of organizations in the monetary system don’t exist with Gharr.
These borders from leadership, hierarchies, ownership, responsibility (and thus a clear definition of what the organization does, and where it is), defined roles for people, symbolic elements that give the company its look, to what defines the company employee’s image, and behavior towards the public, and the legal requirements that enables the company to operate in the monetary system are all parts of what we expect of a standard organization to be to achieve anything important (which is to make a profit in most cases).
While business to business is mentioned as a heading here (because our current system is money based and businesses can operate in profit, no profit, or even loss—but may be named differently base on profits they make), another name such as organization to organization could have been used, but Gharr often deals with promoting groups that do make a profit and thus are defined as a business, so the first name seemed preferable.
- People might volunteer for Gharr, acting possibly as voluntary-consultants, or even offering material, but ultimately they may view the exchange in their own way: such as the Gharr volunteers for them or their group#1.0.
- The events, projects, meetings, talks and so on that go on between people don’t have a name often, so a name is given to those items, and the default name Gharr is used here. Other people or groups might not name the events, projects, meetings, talks and so on, or they may choose their own style of name. Thus a project might have the default name of Gharr here, but it may be named differently or may not be named at all by other people, or groups.
- The events, projects, meetings, talks and so on named Gharr by default could inspire others that may or may not be related to Gharr, to start their own events, projects, meetings, talks and so on
- Gharr is quite complex ┊┊ he’s also a character like Hatsune Miku ❤❤❤ ┊┊ whom he is totally in Love with ┊┊ but everyone knows that ┊┊ in the future Love is replaced by the word Extensionality ~ #POEM
- Gharr is also a nick name for the person who speaks on behalf of the Gharr group, and also takes on the role of actor for the character defined as Gharr (which might be known in business terms as the training a person gets to be the customer service person or public contact point for the customers, so they can act as the professional face, and the brand-name personality of the organization).
- Gharr also has a standard symbol that is his icon at the moment: a sort of grey box with some green/teal colors in it.
- While Gharr is in Hiatus a sleeping Fennec fox is overlaid on top of part of the standard picture that symbolizes Gharr. People have said they like the Fennec fox symbol.
Joining Gharr, or developing franchises (in business terms: “sell a product or provide a service under the business’s name”)
Business terms like franchise are useful, but Gharr is a non-profit business.
Originally it was thought that people would join or franchise Gharr (the group, make copies of it), but it was realized that each person has their own passions, dreams, and desires.
If you want to do a similar thing to Gharr: give your group, a default name for events, projects, meetings, talks and so on. Created your very own name as it’s quite a fun project in itself. The name alone will give you freedom, and permission to do things in your own way, and it should help you bond-with, and love the project or business you chose to do.
Its possible for events, projects, meetings, talks and so on to have none, one, or more names.
In a leaderless group the prestige of saying: “you belong to Gharr’s group” does not really mean much, and sounds hollow.
However if we want to share things (and that is the purpose of social networks, and working together as a global community), then giving a project, activity or event a name and shape (even if imaginary) helps people to remember your project, activity, or, event; and gives them a way to pass it on to other people.
How long will Gharr help, assist or promote you?
- For as long as possible. There are no set dates to stop helping, assisting or promoting you.
- Gharr promotes a real lot of people, and organizations (including bands): so it’s possible that eventually you will fall out of focus as new material—that needs to be shared—comes in.
- We will make every effort to tell you if Gharr is unable to continue helping you should the occasion ever occur.
- Gharr puts in a lot of effort to help you and under no circumstances wants to annoy you or make you mad.
- Some questions Gharr asks you are based on promoting you, getting your message, product, or service out there. Generally this will only be done if Gharr thinks you like to chat occasionally–you certainly do not have to answer immediately if you don’t want to.
- We hope you will become too successful and rich to need Gharr’s help eventually!
Want to make direct contact with the founder of Gharr?
Feel free to leave a message with me (the founder of Gharr). It may take a week to get back to you. If you don’t hear from me by then resend the message, I won’t mind. I will make every effort to reply to your message. Well, perhaps I might not respond to every message if you are a spammer and I receive hundreds of messages of that type:
Just make sure you mention that you want to get in contact with the founder of Gharr in your message–wherever you might leave it.
The founder has also left special messages for you here: https://gharrhome.wordpress.com/about/
1.0: If a group gets together to play a game, and the group has no name, person A might say these people are part of my group, and my group played a game today. If another person who did not play the game, passes that information on, they might say: person A’s group played a game today. Each person from A to Z might share the news that their group played a game. Thus there could be a possible 26 names of the event of people playing a game floating out there on the social networks—without leaders, an event organizer, or prestige, no one probably will care about what the game was called, or the name used to share the information that a game was played, but people might like to know so and so got some exercise, made friends, and had fun on that day.
Gharr works in a similar way, but to make things clear, often Gharr adds: “it’s the group of people called Gharr, that make it possible for everything Gharr does.” This is just making sure that you don’t think it is the character Gharr’s group or the speaker nicknamed Gharr’s group, joining and doing the voluntary work for your group
If Gharr joins your group, it will be for the benefit of people that are a part of Gharr, and Gharr of course is also the default name of the group that can be shared by other people, but another person in the group might use another name just as in the example above.
While this may be the true nature of how groups, and sharing information works: in a monetary system of formal names, formal organizational structures, leadership, and links to who spends money for the group that is not only requested but often demanded, we find that under that system, it’s hard to imagine how a group can have no name, be leaderless, and the randomly given names that are used to pass information around has no status, or prestige.
It’s our ajdustment to structured groups in the monetary system that give rise for the need of detailed information as the above, so we can be reminded that other forms of organization can exist and operate in a successful way—that such groups are able to complete projects, or be involved in significant events.
You will also notice or assume something about the play a game activity: that the group might have played the game in a public space. People that you allow to go into your personal space or home: are usually special sorts of people, they might often be considered as close-friends or people that you care about a lot, or family-members.
Random Projects, or Projects run over the social networks also have social spaces such as twitter has hash tags, and Google+ has public and private groups.
If you work on the public setting in twitter, anyone can make a comment on what you post, but some people (but not all) see the posts they make as personal space, and can get offended if you leave comments that make them look bad, or disagree with them (picking a fight, or debate when they don’t want that). So in most cases on twitter the hash tags tend to be a public space, while the post of a person (even if a hash tag was used) is considered personal space, and caution might need to be used if you want to enter that space.
With twitters hash tag system, people in general don’t feel you are speaking directly to them, but rather to the general crowd, so they are less likely to take it personally, as might be the case if you commented directly on their stream. This makes it possible also for you to work on global projects for the world community with minimal friction, stress, and arguments.
However people also like, and appreciate direct contact, especially if that contact is just a method to check you out, and then disappearing off the radar. Sometimes people that make contact in this way, remain in contact with you for a very long time, and that can be cool also if you get along with them.
People that Gharr promotes often check out what Gharr is for a short time, to make sure they do feel relaxed about all the mentions and promotions they get, and possibly to get some idea of why Gharr does things. After they feel satisfied, they go off and do other projects and don’t contact Gharr again, and that is fine, and works out quite well for both Gharr, and the person involved. A sort of informal friendship, and trust is often formed in such cases, which makes any future required communications much easier.
Examples of additional communications for Gharr
- Bands want specific links associated with their music is shared (something Gharr absolutely loves to do).
- Some foreign language bands have helped in translating their song names into English (Awesome, as the fans will love that)
- Bands sometimes give background into the songs (fans also love to hear about little details like that, so it’s a great thing to share also).
- Sometimes band take the time to say hello, or make some comment, and that is appreciated also. Sometimes it leads to getting some interesting information such as news on gigs, upcoming music, events, and other bands that might be interesting.
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