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 GNOSS guide for... including GNOSS in your web site

The GNOSS widget lets you take content of the GNOSS communities to the websites of users and people interested in the information shared on the net. How does it work?
1. Enter the GNOSS community that you want to see on your website. In the ‘I want to’ menú you’ll find the option ‘Create a widget’. Click on it and you’ll go to the settings page.
2. The page shows you four options: number of resources, width, code and preview.
Number of resources: You may include a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 20 resources of the choosen community. These contents are the latest ones that have been uploaded to the community. If you want to see how they’ll be shown, take a look at this picture of the ‘Preview’. In this way, you can define the appearance of GNOSS on your web.
Width: The widget can have a width between 220 and 650 pixels. Like with the number of resources, you have a preview to see the result.
Code: the text box gives you the code you need to paste into your website so that GNOSS adds contents. Copy and paste, so easy.
Preview: it offers the look you’ve defined for your widget. As you can see, the header displays the logo and title in your community. From there, you have a resource list and a widget footer that lets you keep surfing more resources of the community.
3. As an appetizer, we’ll show you examples of GNOSS widget integrations

The Asociación de Empresas Riojanas TIC, AERTIC (ICT Companies Association of La Rioja) considered the possibility of offering its members updated contents with information about the sector. To do so, it changed the widget of its GNOSS community and expanded its size to fit the structure of its website. In this way, visitors of AERTIC web can now have a bulletin board with the constant updating that the GNOSS community enables.
The blog 'Ideas Aumentadas' offers a very interesting and comprehensive content on ‘marketing’. Its creator is responsible for two GNOSS communities: Branding and Marketing Aumentado. In them, he and other GNOSS users share information on these two issues. The blog offered the chance to edit a column to include more comments. At that point, the GNOSS widget has become an excellent complement to the blog entries: it enriches the blog with new contents, shows updated information and links to the GNOSS communities.


Publicado el 9.8.2010 por Equipo GNOSS

GNOSS guide for… journalists
The mass media and journalists have doubts about the scenario in which they will develop their profession in the near future. The temporal coincidence of several crises affecting the foundations of the profession has launched many questions about its role in the internet broader context that internet is. GNOSS proposes an integrating space for defining the role of professional in the conversation that takes place on the Web.

Trends Radar
The orientation of the GNOSS communities GNOSS puts particular emphasis on resources with information that explores the technological innovation and new ways to understand and apply the learning, among other areas. The aim is to detect and identify trends in various fields in cooperation with the user input. To do this, GNOSS promotes the use of its different tools among internauts with scientific, academic, professional and researcher profiles. Most resources that build the communities locate, discover and present very valuable information for its novelty in very specific fields. Thus, a journalist can monitor and find out new content on his/her corresponding specialty: GNOSS works as a powerful radar to discover information. How? A user can subscribe to the communities that interest him/her most and receive a daily or weekly email with the contents of his interest.

New role as 'community manager'
GNOSS promotes the integration of the journalist in the context of an open network with multiple sources and content. The professional is no longer limited to broadcast, the information is not unidirectional: (the) journalist is part of a conversation in which he/she has to participate. GNOSS enables the user to lead and manage a reputation not only as a producer of content, but as administrator of communities managing the quality of information and promoting the dissemination of trends and new content.

The NextMedia community
If GNOSS speaks of trends, the mass media are an intrinsic part of GNOSS. The NextMedia community is the virtual space where students, professionals and interested users can share information and have discussions. If the future of media is on the Web, GNOSS wants to discuss on this future that is already here..


Publicado el 16.7.2010 por Equipo GNOSS

GNOSS guide for... open government

Administrations have changed the way they interact with people thanks to the conversation environments that the Web offers. Governments are open to the citizens to listen, share and create ideas in a collaborative and continuous exchange context. GNOSS offers tools to promote and further develop this relational change.

The social phenomenon created by Barack Obama on his way as the democratic candidate and subsequent election as President of the United States has focused the policy innovation in the development of strategies in environments that promote social networking on the internet. You don’t understand a President Obama without a campaign with social media; as it doesn’t make sense to talk about citizen participation without open and transparent governments. GNOSS provides a platform for promotion of relations between citizens, politicians and administration staff. This guide about government 2.0 aims to bring closer these concepts and provide an approach to the development of administrative and political conversation on the Web.


This guide on open government is an evolution of the wiki article ‘government 2.0’ launched by GNOSS. The aim is to deal with these concepts and provide an approach to the development of administrative and political conversation on the Net.



The bureaucracy and the multiplicity of speakers make difficult the creation of legal rules in which a large group of citizens and organizations has to express their opinions. Sometimes the launching of a project is a uthopia in view of the difficulty of bringing together the parties involved and get them to work as a team. GNOSS provides document management tools that can bring solutions to these problems.
Example: in the development of a by-law or regulation public parking, a town concil may create a private community in GNOSS, where only the main actors with opinion on the matter would participate. Thus, taxi drivers, neighbours, drivers ... could contribute their ideas to a collaborative document. GNOSS allows you to track and control the history of a document from its origin to its final version. With the input from the users participating in the community, a collaborative regulation would be elaborated. This is far from the tedious task of recovering emails or files sent from different sources to fit the puzzle of a draft document.
A private community in GNOSS orders and follows the evolution of the document from the beginning to the end. It offers transparency, participation and conversation in the same space and with specific goals.
Collective thinking
Local plans, Environment reports, Youth programs... Development strategies for a región are no longer discussed just on a desk. The Net enables to contrast ideas, draw conclusions and outline work plans from collective thinking. GNOSS offers some services to know and process the opinion of citizens in an open and collaborative way.
This is the case of the SWOT tool, which can give you the collective ideas about an actor in a social context. For example, one may consider the role of a town council in the development of new technologies. A working group coordinated by editors can work on a list of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities  and threats. It’s the starting point. From there, you select the people or interest groups that will participate in the development of the SWOT analysis with their votes, comments and even new factors. The results will be represented in complete statistics easy to analyze. Case Study: GNOSS has created a SWOT analysis on ‘La pyme española en internet’ (The Spanish SME on the Internet) where more than 30 professionals are giving their opinions.
Relationships with citizens
One trend related to the development of open governments is the transparency of data and information. A political entity can create a community where it shares resources containing statistical data or documentation that remains on the administration archive department. With this information, citizens can create their own applications and even manage their relationship with the administration.
Example: An open GNOSS community on employment that includes detailed statistical data from a local or a regional environment. This option offers some opportunities to human resource companies. The information contained in it can be useful to create an application for the development of a specialized profile with the specific strengths and expertise for towns and even neighborhoods. Thus, it is able to raise, for example, very specific training activities.
Trend hunting in politics
The concepts for the development of gov 2.0 in local administration that this guide describes are inspired by real examples that you can see on the net. These initiatives are shared in the GNOSS 'Politics 2.0’ community. This space contains reports, studies, links and news with trends in open and inclusive government.


Publicado el 16.7.2010 por Equipo GNOSS

GNOSS guide for... coolhunters

Internet is a great square where conversation branches out and distributes. For GNOSS, many users share highly specialized information in specified fields. Actually, they show new movements, ideas and projects that will play a leading role in the future. So, GNOSS can be a useful tool for people who want to detect and follow emerging trends.


A quick search
The person who wants to find a trend (coolhunter) can have a quick overview of what topics are ‘cooking’ in the GNOSS communities by entering the list of communities. He has two very simple options there. He can see the tag cloud and watch what the main terms and concepts on the resources shared in GNOSS are. At first glance, he will identify detect what words stand out from the rest because they are bigger size. For example, in the first GNOSS months, you can see that terms like collective thinking and knowledge management have a remarkable presence. Another option for the coolhunter is to review the list of communities that are immediately after the tag cloud. GNOSS shows first the most active communities.

‘Trend topics’ by communities
GNOSS tags could resemble what has been called ‘trend topics’. In the area of a community is more likely to take advantage of their usefulness. If the manager is proactive, he will usually modify the community tags so that the content is updated. These tags contain concepts and trends that may be interesting. Clicking on them, the user enters the GNOSS search engine, where he can associate that concept with other ones related on the basis of his interest.

Trends leaders
The powerful GNOSS search engine makes possible to find people and organizations that are working in very specific fields. By searching, you can access their profile. If the user has made it public, his resources can be a good source of information on what is ‘moving’in his field. You can also reach a user from a community: perhaps he’s bringing the most resources and is leading a trend.


Publicado el 16.7.2010 por Equipo GNOSS


GNOSS guide for… social networks from GNOSS
If you want, GNOSS may be the panel to organize your digital identity on the Net. We want to make the work easier for you, that’s why we’re adapting to your interests. GNOSS lets you share  the resources you choose with the most important social networks.  
When you go to the resources of a community, GNOSS gives you the option to export those contents to another network. Under the resource tags, you will find a row with the icons of the most important bookmarking services and networks (we accept more proposals, let us know your suggestions). Now, GNOSS connects with Facebook, LinkedIn, Delicious, Reddit and Negóciame.
For Twitter, we’ll explain more options to you:
  • Personal ‘tweets’: it enables you to write ‘tweets’ from GNOSS. To do that, go to ‘Edit profile’ in your profile (the personal or the organization one, if you are an administrator). On that page you will find an option that says ‘I have a Twitter account’. Click on it and enter your user name. Twitter will ask you for your password later. Since then, you will be able to send your ‘tweets’ from GNOSS.
    To use this new service, click on ‘Tweet' from your ‘I want to...’ menu. A text box will appear and there you can type in what you want and continue the conversation with your Twitter contacts.
  • ‘Tweets’ of a community: the microblogging service has become a media to communicate in an efficient and direct way. GNOSS offers you a new option: you can automatically broadcast on Twitter all your GNOSS community content. Each time you upload a resource you will see a ‘tweet’ with the file title, internet address… you have uploaded to GNOSS. The message will be completed with the hashtag you’ve chosen previously for your community. To activate your Twitter channel, you have to go to the ‘I want to’ menu, click on ‘Manage the community’ and then go to the ‘Utilities’ tab. Here you will find the option ‘Activate Twitter account’. The microblogging service will ask you for the username and password that you registered on Twitter previously.
  • User profile on Twitter:Our new application lets you see the profile of a user on Twitter. To do this, go to 'People and Organizations' and look for the person you want to find. Once found, go to his profile. If he has enabled his Twitter account in GNOSS, next to his biography you will see an option to 'Follow me on Twitter'.


Publicado el 25.6.2010 por Equipo GNOSS

GNOSS guide for... entrepreneurs

Consultancies, finantial grants, subsidies ... Starting a business project seems a simple way according to a wide range of information sources. However, only the professional who risks knows the difficulty and needs for more specific guidance. In GNOSS he can find a partner on his way to generate business.
Information for the entrepreneur     
The GNOSS user that has consider starting a personal project os has just launched a business proposal to the market has available several sources to help him get information and even make decisions. The list of GNOSS communities has some specialized spaces to share and view resources:
  • Emprendedores (Entrepreneurs): a digital meeting space designed to connect the mind and the knowledge of professionals who have tested their talents to start a new business and need inspiration, judgment and support.
  • Empresa Familiar (Family Business): community that enables the exchange of information, experiences and knowledge about all aspects concerning the family business.
  • Expopyme: virtual space that provides resources on Expopyme, the most important event in Spain in terms of SMEs.
Another option is to create a new community with a specialty in which your company develops its activity or is about to start business. Example: Your business is dedicated to emerging public relations online. You can create your own virtual space with a thematic community dedicated to this specialty including resources and sources of quality which deal with and deepen on the field of public relations. You can upload your reports, opinion columns, featured posts...
What’s this space for? It is an excellent business card for the entrepreneur user: it shares quality information and, at the same time, builds a digital reputation that can open him doors in his industry. On the other hand, it attracts talent and professionals related to that field.
And another proposal: If you are looking for funding, why don’t you create a community to manage the relationships with potential investors? GNOSS provides the privacy you require.
Organization as a user   
GNOSS allows the user to sign up as an organization. With this option, the entrepreneur can have a website in which he presents and shows his products to all the users. In addition, GNOSS lets you create your own intranet and manage your own hard disk on the Net.
With the organization user, the entrepreneur can make contacts with other professionals who participate in GNOSS and share their concerns.


Do you need skilled professionals?
GNOSS can also be very useful to find people for your new business staff. In the tab ‘People and organizations’ you have the option to do a specific search in the areas and sectors related to your activity.
From ‘Search options’ you have the possibility of finding profiles based on your interests (communities) and even the geographic location of GNOSS users who have chosen to be visible. Example: you’re looking for a professional with expertise in media. If you access the drop-down search menu, you can find some communities related to journalism. For example, select ‘Next Media’ and look for profiles that may interest you by adding a geographical location and, if you want, a more specific specialization such as ‘corporate communications’.



Publicado el 19.5.2010 por Equipo GNOSS

GNOSS guide for… teachers
Education and new ways of learning are major concepts in the GNOSS communities. Teachers in schools, high schools and vocational schools can find out and share the latest trends and ideas in the education field. Besides, the digital identity project and the various applications in the GNOSS communities can be very useful for the educational activity.

A discussion place to find new ways of learning
GNOSS is a social network where users share information in thematic communities. Teachers can enjoy several communities that have been promoted by GNOSS with very interesting content according to their specialty. They offer information regarding the latest trends and news in education:

In these communities, apart from sharing resources, teachers can participate in the discussion developed around the uploaded information and files. You can even evaluate them, according to the certification policy that the ‘community manager’ has determined.
The teacher has the option of requesting as many communities as he/she wants and giving them different applications. It will always have an added value, since it allows the privacy level that you demand: from maximum public exposure to the total confidence. Possible uses?

  • Virtual classroom: a site to upload the contents of a subject and generate discussion with students.
  • Management of private or group projects (student work, contests ...)
  • Community on a specific topic you want to lead. Example: e-learning in adult education.

Web and virtual hard disk
The teaching staff can enjoy the possibilites of the GNOSS ‘corporate mode’. By signing up as an organization, a school or a high school has the option to edit its history and show, for example, a description of what services it provides or what activities can be developed at their facilities. That is, it can work as a web page or portfolio of the center.
But the options that GNOSS offers don’t stop there: the user in corporate mode has the capacity to create a virtual hard disk that can store all kinds of documents in private, or show them to the public if desired. For instance, it’s interesting to show internet users a pdf file with all the out-of-school activities in the center. However, the confidential documents, as the minutes of a meeting, may have its place in the space for private resources.
It will be the school, as corporate user, who will decide what contacts can acess and participate in its resources as editors or simply readers. So, GNOSS could work as an intranet for the teaching staff.


Publicado el 19.5.2010 por Equipo GNOSS

 The thematic specialization of the GNOSS communities enables to find people grouped by common interests. It’s possible to make very specific searches on content and users who excel in highly specialized sectors. How can you find them?

Specialized Communities
GNOSS is a network of networks where users share their knowledge in various communities grouped by topics or interests. On a first visit, a recruiter can navigate through GNOSS and see what the thematic areas or communities he/she is interested in. You can also make a detailed search on specialties or specific fields to find professional profiles. GNOSS guarantees they can do it discreetly, since the headhunter has the option of remaining ‘invisible’ to maintain discretion in their operations.
Subscription to profiles and categories
GNOSS allows you to follow both users of your interest for a possible job and topics on which you are trying to find an expert or a particular profile. In the first case, the headhunter can subscribe to the profile of the person who has caught his/her attention. So, he/she will receive by email all the information that the user shares in his personal profile. On the other hand, if you still haven’t found a profile of your interest, GNOSS suggest you to subscribe to categories related to the field or sector in which there is a necessity. For example, if you intend to take on an analyst with experience in web 3.0, it makes sense to subscribe to the category ‘Semantic programming languages’ (‘Lenguajes de programación semántica’) in the NextWeb community. The GNOSS user that adds resources in this site is likely an interesting profile for possible recruitment.
Augmented profiles
When you find an interesting user or someone that fits into the objective, GNOSS provides access to a profile in which not only the curriculum vitae will be shown. If the user has enabled it, the headhunter can navigate through the user resources and view his work, thesis, reports, participation in events and conferences ... More than enough material to make a good choice.
Private communication
Finally, if the recruiter finds a person of his/her interest, GNOSS offers the possibility of sending a private communication through its message service.


Publicado el 14.5.2010 por Equipo GNOSS

GNOSS guide for... professors

Conversation environments on the Net have entered the university boosted by new generations of scholars and teachers who understand and work with normality and success in web 2.0. The connection and dissemination of knowledge on college campuses are linked to the use of new tools and services on the Internet. GNOSS may be a good bet for collaborative work.


Step by step
The college professor can take a quick tour through the GNOSS services and contents from the guide ‘Discovering GNOSS in ten steps’. In a first reading he may think of some application of this network features to his work. We can go into them in depth.
Information filter and reputation channel
GNOSS communities are spaces where users share information on topics they have common interests in. In those communities, users select and provide content on which they also talk and make assessments about what they consider appropriate.
The college professor can lead a trend or a specific theme in which he wants to work his reputation or disseminate his knowledge. For example, in GNOSS, concepts like 'Green Competitiveness'  or 'Co-development', have already open communities where professors and students share and disseminate knowledge.
Thanks to its semantic technology, GNOSS enables the professor to disseminate quickly the knowledge, as the tagging and categorization of the shared documents help to gain presence and visibility in search engines like Google or Bing.
For both university students and professors, communities are a meeting space where they get selected information (communities are chaired by managers with a reputation in the community topic). In addition, they can establish contacts with experts or researchers on that subject.
Working groups and document management
GNOSS communities have more utilities in the development of a subject within a specialty. For instance, they can be the space where a professor shares the content he is teaching in class. In this way he need not send emails, lists… He creates the community and his students enter it, communicate and work with him.
The same thing applies to the students: a GNOSS community is a space that enables collaborative management of works for a subject. It offers great possibilities in the document managemen: a students group can write a paper, work it out and evolve it in the same space with corrections or new contributions. GNOSS shows the document history and ensures that no document or subsequent versions are lost. This concept can be applied to the research groups at university. 
And important question: GNOSS enables you to work from anywhere in the world. Only an Internet connection is needed.
Teamwork with the utmost privacy
GNOSS allows the professor to have the confidentiality and privacy needed to develop his work, both with his personal identity and the visibility of the communities he leads. How? From a user standpoint, when signing up for GNOSS, a professor chooses whether he is visible to other GNOSS members and wants external search engines to find you. On the other hand, he also decides whether he shows his biography and resources in public. Later, he can edit these details from 'Edit Profile' in 'My Profile' from his drop-dawn menu.
There are also some possibilities to work in public or in private in the GNOSS communities. To get the maximum confidentiality, the university professional can request a private community in which a user (in this case, a member of his students group or his research group) needs an invitation to access it. The contents will be visible within GNOSS, but never beyond its area, so the search engines, like Google or Bing, won’t index the resources.
If this privacy level is not enough, there's another possibility: a ‘private room’. This space doesn´t appear neither in GNOSS directory nor in search engines. To be a member of it, you have to receive the invitation of its manager.
Collective thinking toolsHerramientas de pensamiento colectivo
One of the latest GNOSS news is the ‘Collective thinking’ tools, specifically the swot service. From GNOSS, a professor can promote a collective analysis on a particular subject or agent in a social context.
Trends at University 2.0
GNOSS works as a radar of trends and new ideas and projects launched in the online and offline ‘worlds’. In the case of university, the GNOSS Team has lauched the University 2.0 community, which deals with how the educational innovation promotes the university development.


Publicado el 23.4.2010 por Equipo GNOSS

GNOSS guide for... following your favorite websites from your community

Would you like to have your own personalized newspaper in your community? has developed a system based on RSS/ATOM that allows you to follow all the blog entries, news and webs on one page of your community. For now, this service is available only to community managers. We’ll tell you how to use it:
  • Go to the blog or media that you would like to follow from your community. The site will likely include an icon that tells you that you can follow its content via RSS or ATOM. These files, as shown by Wikipedia, are used to “publish frequently updated works, such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video” for users who subscribe to them. Click on the icon or hyperlink that takes you to the RSS of the webpage and copy the address that appears in your browser.
  • In, go to ‘Management’ of your community (upper bar) and click on ‘RSS/ATOM Feeds’. Click on ‘New feed’ and paste the address you copied in the previous step. The RSS feed will be automatically linked to your community.
  • Click on ‘Validate’. The service will display a page where you can name your RSS feed, choose the frequency to receive entries, select the tags you want to associate with the feed, determine how to categorize the entry, among other options. When the options are ready according to your preferences, click on ‘Save’.
  • You’ll probably find some of the entries interesting as resources for your community. Click on the post that you’ve chosen and click on ‘Publish’ and you can share with other members of your community as another resource. We invite you to refine, work and edit the texts that the RSS system gives you. Users of your community deserve it.


Publicado el 9.4.2010 por Equipo GNOSS