Sunday, March 20, 2011

Your DC One card no longer works & kids need papers.

If your are one of the residents that signed up for a DC One Card you'll have to get a new one. If you got one for your kid wait I have great news.

I take it this is coming as a surprise because I have not see any discussion about it and a search shows that it has not been made widely known. (see below)

Also the site listed the DC.Gov page for this has no mention of these new rules.  So either this is an early April fools joke or a communications breakdown.

Now if this is not inconvenient enough......The card you got for your kid, you now have to show up with a birth certificate and prove they're your kid.   I kid you not~ this rule has gone into place and no one knows about it.

What is going to happen when parents start showing up for lessons, play date, arranged visits and the kids are not allowed into the pool or any other facility that they where using these cards to access.   What is the plan for families that don't have a copy of their birth certificate. Why is DC with it's one card able to access the DOH or DCPS files and verify the kids.

This is really two different train wreaks at one time and shows that we have some issue to resolve and as the city moves forward I might suggest that it look to the City of Angels for some leadership.  They have made their way to the cloud and the ability for systems to share big data and do so in a secure way are here now. What we are doing in DC somethings seems to be going backwards.

We love technology as much as the next social media citizen however before you embark on something like this again it seem like communicate it and discuss it with us. We pay for this stuff and then you make us suffer thought the execution of it that makes us mad. We are not lab rats, we are the bosses.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

After months of denial DC.GOV realized that DConeCity is the name?

Over and over and OVER, I tried to get the folks that are leading our city to pay attention to a little fact that One DC was not the best name and that there are a few intellectual property issues that they might want to take a look at before they got too far down the river on the whole One DC thang.

And!  I brought this up to the several folks at the beginning of the campaign.  Here is the funnest part- I saw that this was going to be an issues and came up with a better name.  Like DC One City. So I approached the campaign and I was given the name of someone that was a consultant to the campaign. I called him, Adam, and told him my concerns and the dream that I had to use the fact that Vince Gray was not going to stop saying One City.
Well, this "expert at 30" informed me that the campaign was going to focus all of it attention on one domain only ~ which if anyone recalls was his first website.
He also when on to inform me that DC had no need to build out such a community and that was going to be the end of the discussion.  

Well, it looks like DC.GOV has opened it back up and we find it interesting and bit disingenuous because I am sure they spent 10s of thousands of $$$$ with this same consult to rip off my idea. Again I offered this to the campaign for cost 185 bucks......Along with a whole slue of domain names related to VinceGaryforMayor that this same expert didn't cover.....

I am getting this out because I know how DC works they will spend a ton of tax payer money to now go after me because they want to lock up this name, We have tried to do the right thing and not for profit so we'll wait to see what does next.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Environmental Film Festival is still screening awesome films DC!


19th Annual Festival, March 15-27

60 Venues, 150 Films, 26,000+ Filmgoers

Washington, D.C.

As the Environmental Film Festival launches its annual celebration of the natural world on screens across Washington, D.C., we explore one of the most controversial and timely topics of our day: the critical relationship between energy and the environment. Please join us in March as we present 150 diverse and engaging films from 40 countries.Read More".

Monday, March 14, 2011

Fitweek, Fashionweek, everyday we're communities online

Getting ready to roll out DCFitWeek rest assured that our hyper local community sites are going to be helping our local fitness community to be found when the folks do what we know they will do.

If you look at the image above you can see that we have already been working on this community issue with this beta page that we are trying out now on

 If you look we list all of the local resources and this is for FREE.

We have links to blogs, listserv's the twitters and this page will be configured to link to   LOCAL fitness related links as we find them.

There is just no easier way to Connect to Your Community online then through the interconnect Hyper Local Communities.   Besides if you place your ads with the largest online system we are the publisher and we thank you for your business.

To our local sponsors we are thankful and will do much to promote you in the community.

fyi check out DCFitWeek online. @dcfitweek

 March 21-25

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hyper Local Communities Online humbly accepts being 2nd

Sure we believe in DC1City. Because our family lives in it. Thus we alson know DC is made up of many wonderful communities, our is AUPark. Each of these communities citizen's are so attached to their community that using anything other then that communities name say AdamsMorgan,   Hstreet  or PennQuarter is not going to cut it.

Never has and never will. So take a tip from Kathrine Buckley and connect to your community online and it connects back to you.  

In our wonderful world of helping each others. Once we saw this community savvy Realtor listing our site on her awesome marketing materials and linking us on her homepage....(makes her a CommunityStar in our book) we hopped to it and listed her on the AmericanUniversityPark community site. Then set about blogging, tweeting and generally praising her effort to help us, which allows us to help this community and help earth.

This is how the internet net began! Before the day "How to Make A Fortune on the Info Super Highway" was published the internetwork was a commuity not a cash register. So how do you get your name/info/event networked onto our cloud.You link to us or even mention us in social media and we link to you.

Having to paying to be listed as part of the community is absurd. Without that business, group or service you don't have a community.   Considering that we have been building Communities Online since 1997 we have seen every single company that has come after that come and go. While our simple idea of  being part of the community might be worth it for others to look into instead of stampeding to the newest trend considering we're still here 14 years later.

FYI. to all the out-of-town players Welcome to DC and get to know the names of our communities the ones we have found are on the listed on the DistrictCloud.  

Oh yea  if your going to say your the #1 HyperlocalCommunity website or resource.   And, thanks for being our Google adSense clients as we are publisher on ever singe page across the MetropolitanCloud.
And, since every single blog, socialmediacitizen, and site in the world proclaims being the number 1, we'll humbly accept being second only to the folks in the community. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tenleytown DC: I saw a woman looking distressed about something w...

Tenleytown DC: I saw a woman looking distressed about something w...: "I saw a woman looking distressed about something with a Bike Helmet on and possibly afraid of the Rot Weiler tied up by her parked bike.&nbs..."

So local socialmediacitizen @TenleytownGreg blogs about, him being interviewed for a blog and we sure as heck are going to blog about this whole eco system change in how communities online really do work. Thanks Greg.

DMV Music Council: This is a response

If your an Artist or Music Professional in the District, Maryland or Virginia then consider taking a hold of your future together in the DMV as a music council.   We'll be posting more about this as times and events progress. Until them check out @dmvmusiccouncil on Twitter or visit em online

There is more then a bruised public eye for every one to to contend with and if the DMV music community remains fragmented there future will be determined by large corporate interest  from LA or NYC.  

Sunday, March 6, 2011