12 Dimensions/Contents

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People with their social graphs and profiles. People objects are persons from different social graphs with extendable profile fields (the FOAF ontology descriptions can be used here).

Type: Person
 Subtypes: student, employee, artist, member, legal entity
 Relation types: friend, knows, in relationship, group member, from place, owns.
 Relation objects: list of friends, office address, etc.

Data Properties: User unique ID (e.g. WebID), name, address, contact, interests, competence, responsibility, messaging space (e.g. inbox, wall), etc.

Actions: Send message, send media object, invite, etc.

Services: distributed/central user authentication; search for profiles; messaging; etc.

Structures: social graph, social network, etc.

 • http://schema.org/Person


 • Federated social networks - StausNet, PeerSon, Diaspora, etc.
 • FOAF - a machine-readable ontology describing persons, their activities and their relations to other people and objects.
 • WebID - A way to uniquely identify a person, company, organization, or other agent using a URI.
 • OAuth - an open standard for authorization, allows users to share their private resources (e.g. photos, videos, contact lists)

Groups, Organizations

Dimension that holds objects which are representing different types of virtual or non-virtual groups of people united within a specific field. E.g. groups representing workplace, college, virtual or real organisation, ngo, etc.

Type: Group same as Organization
 Subtypes: team, social hub, circle of friends, ngo, company, corporation, social body, etc.

Relationships: group members, linked groups, (each object contains also list of People objects as its members and
  possibly relations to other related objects, e.g. Services, Projects, Events, etc.)

Data Properties: name, description, location, size, etc.

Actions: join, leave, send message, send object, ...



 • http://schema.org/Organization


  • Virtual groups of people, social networks, discussion groups, forums, virtual games, etc. 
  • Non-virtual communities of people (sharing living or working space) - Global Ecovillage Network


Communities with many members, organisations, tribes, neighborhood, a city, etc.

Type: Community
 Subtypes: Organization (members), City (citizens), Club (funs), Tribe, Neighborhood, NGO, Company, Corporation, etc.
Relationships: members, groups, resources, locations

Data Properties: name, description, location, area, etc.

Actions: join, leave, share news, post on public board, ...



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  • Non-virtual communities of people (sharing living or working space) - Global Ecovillage Network


To be defined...

Type: project
 Subtypes: project, task, activities, practice, sport game, etc.


A place as a logical description of an area such as a park, university, organization, etc. (with or without geographic coordinates of longitude and latitude). POI specifications by W3C are preferred to be used to representation of the Places objects.

Places objects will enable users to instantly form communities based on location, to identify specific places and to provide location-based histories (such as every important event that occurred at a specific address).

Type: Place
 Subtypes: couch, house, hotel, venue, city

Relationships: Events (event calendar of the place), Services (provided at the place), People (as owners, visitors, etc.), etc.

Data Properties: name, location, coordinates, description, etc.

Actions: geotag, add description, add comment, ...

Services: Web based maps with layers representing OMPlanet objects (Google Maps, Bing Mpas, etc.).

Structures: Map, building plan, geographic map, etc.
 • http://schema.org/Place

Examples: Google Places, Facebook Places


For self-organized activities or events. People can publish real-time information about their current activity in their current location, initiate new activities, organize events or look for real-time events happening around them, or publish a demand for a specific type of event in a given area.

OMPlanet also provides distributed calendars to share and search events globally. hCalendar can be used as a simple, distributed calendaring and events format.

Type: Event
 Subtypes: group meeting, lecture, festival, concert, etc.

Relationships: createdBy, organizedBy, inPlace, etc.

Data Properties: Name, Description, past, present, upcoming.

Services: Services to publish events, register to an existing event or demand/propose future events.
  - Search for events by time, location, performer or descriptive keyword.
  - Alerts which automatically notify users when events matching their search criteria are added or modified.
  - Post feedback/question by People to past/upcoming events.
  - Events Calendar (Aggregation and user friendly visualization of selective calendars from the global calendar
  selected by a user according to his/her interests. subscription to such personalized views of calendars.) (e.g. Eventful)

Structures: Calendar, program

 • http://schema.org/Event


  • Eventful, Eventbright


Travel sharing, route sharing and planning. For example car sharing on the go, with alerts on mobile devices, can allow drivers to take travelers if destinations match. This can reduce the amount of cars driving 3/4 empty.

Type: Travel Plan
 Subtypes: transport or traveler, transportation or trip


Data Properties: Start point, Destination (from A to B), date/time, Longitude, Latitude, Direction, etc.,
  Available Places(how many more can join), Means of Travel(Car, Bike, etc),
  Purpose of Travel(Description), Places to Visit(Places objects), Traveling People(People objects).






  • Travel sharing: GPS rout matches, etc.
  • Place-to-stay sharing: CouchSurfing, Airbnb
  • P2P Car Sharing: ...


Service exchange markets. All kinds of services offered P2P, voluntary based or paid. The currency can be the real money, virtual currencies or the 'spend-time' as a currency unit.

Type: Service
 Subtypes: cleaning, accounting, etc.


Data Properties: virtual/real, price per hour, available district






  • Some professional services
  • Couch-sharing, garden-sharing, car-sharing, etc.: CouchSurfing, Hospitality Club, etc.
  • Community insurance: Friendsurance


Undefined yet....

Type: Item
 Subtypes: product, car, food, etc

Data Properties: free/rent/sale, price value


  • Buying, selling, exchanging: eBay, etc.
  • Free-markets of material goods.
  • Democratizing 3D printing: Bits From Bytes


Distributed and digital currencies and currency authorisation/exchange systems (banks 3.0). Transparent and fair lending structures, time banks and non-monetary value exchange systems.

Peer-to-peer currencies with no central authority that issues new money or tracks transactions and where these tasks are managed collectively by the distributed network.

Monetary systems that encourage people to exchange directly within their local communities with fair and transparent value exchange system, rather than centralising the resources in the global private banks managed by corporate entities driven by the profit of only few shareholders.'

Type: Money same as Currency
 Subtypes: digital currency,  state currency unit

Services: bitcoin, ripple, transparent banks, value exchange systems


  • Digital currencies: Bitcoin, Etherium, Ripple
  • Crowdfunding: ....
  • Peer to Peer lending, Microfinancing: KIVA
  • Community Powered Capital: VenCorps
  • Crowd funded mortgage: Crowdhyptheek
  • Folk Banks: WIR Bank, JAK Medlemsbank
  • Currency Management System (CMS)
  • The initial Visa card system designed by Dee Hock which was a revolutionary example of such an attempt
  • MonedaBcn, a social network created to build a social currency alternative to money in the area of Barcelona and surroundings.

- https://barcelona.ecoxarxes.cat/ Interest free, owned by members, all transactions are transparent and trackable. It is possible to use it for funding projects - projects can publish public list of needed resources and volunteers can donate and choose for what need their contribution is going to be used and track it.

Decision Making

Undefined yet....

These are the instruments to enable participatory decision making and acting processes. Place where multiple individuals can collectively vote and decide upon certain actions that the community might benefit, which, however, have an associated cost making it implausible that any one individually can or will undertake and solve it alone.

It can be only collection of votes to rise the public awareness or find consensus upon issues but not always the instruments to guarantee the complete realization of decisions.

Type: Decision
 Subtypes: Action proposal, vote, etc

Properties: Connection with People, Groups

Services: Power organization/distribution, politics, decision making, ownership, property, rights, rules 


Avaaz - connecting citizens to drive sustainable political decisions, etc.


Data to represent knowledge or files. Undefined yet....

Type: Data
 Subtypes: text, article, binary data, wiki article, idea, message, multimedia file, web page, etc.

Services/Structures: wiki, taxonomy, web site, personal data stores (e.g. Project Danube), etc.