Redevelop our Communication approach


Redevelop our Communication approach

With our networks and communities. The project has only just started. Would you like to find out more? Do please let us know. Over the next few weeks, we will be re-structuring the Ethos Network site, developing more of “corporate” website (a-la and trying to help members understand how they can contribute more on an ad-hoc basis.  In the meantime the old site has been moved away and traffic is now being routed to the network site.

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Social networks need better navigation tools

Started by Peter Matthews. Last reply by Peter Feltham Feb 7, 2012. 5 Replies

I do my best at the Research Cooperative to make it possible for people with related interests to find each other.My approach has been to…Continue

Tags: social networks, research cooperative, navigation tools, indexing, universal network search

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Comment by Annabelle Lambert on October 15, 2013 at 14:37

External Comms development piece has opened for discussion here

All input gratefully received :)

Comment by Coral Stanion-Nazeri on October 14, 2013 at 22:04

Hi Mike, I'll try and get to the next First Wednesday social - I'll confirm once I have shuffled my diary around a bit. Look forward to meeting you :-)

Comment by Robert Pye on October 14, 2013 at 10:41

Sorry ;-)

Comment by Michael Davis-Marks on October 14, 2013 at 9:33

Who's Mike David Marks, Ron?

Coral - it would great to meet up or chat.  Do you ever come to First Wednesday socials?

Comment by Robert Pye on October 14, 2013 at 8:17

Bravo, there's an internal comms project that need your help at the moment.  Mike David Marks is leading and he wrote an email yesterday suggesting that our members help us critiqe his thinking.  Annabelle Lambert is also involved in maintaining comms and the NING site.

Comment by Peter Feltham on October 12, 2013 at 14:09


Comment by Coral Stanion-Nazeri on October 12, 2013 at 13:37

I'd be interested in being involved. Worked with a few Ning networks over the years and, like everything you can get too close to it and so it's easy for you, but sometimes not so for others.

I'm just doing an online course at the moment and find navigating around some of the forums and getting my head around what is where and which threads is really quite challenging, so I'm already in a space to think there needs to be some improvement - the process seems to me to be disjointed.

Anyway, I don't have the answers, but am experiencing the problem, would love to help.

Comment by Robert Pye on November 14, 2012 at 16:47

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Ethos and Sponds - A Personal View

Posted by Hugh Glaser on August 21, 2014 at 11:21 1 Comment

So how does benefit trickle around in Ethos, and what does it mean for my wife and I?


Well, firstly I need to define a term - I’m going to call it Sponds. I might have used the term value, but Sponds is a bit more specific - it is something that I can actually use to trade, and might be convertible into money now or in the future. So Sponds might be money as salary/PAYE, dividends, shares, or money in a Partner Account held by Ethos with my name on it (a sort of personal pot of money Ethos keeps for me - see later). Clearly there is likely to be a lot more value I want and get out of Ethos than just Sponds, so I needed a new collective term.


Let’s say that Ethos gets a contract from the TSB (Technology Strategy Board - a government funding agency) for £10M for Project Pangloss.

Why is that so great?

Clearly one answer is a "happy little Hugh", because he will be doing fun things, which is important to all!

But my wife tends to worry about the family Sponds more than the wider benefits to society.


Well, starting at the beginning, was I involved in the bid?

And did I get any Sponds for my involvement at the time?

If not, Ethos has some way of working out what that might mean in terms of Sponds (or soon will have!).


Am I going to contribute directly to Project Pangloss?

If so, I will get Sponds for my involvement, and the Sponds I get will be directly related to the time and effort I put into Pangloss.



NESTA launching Innovation magazine

Posted by Peter Feltham on August 20, 2014 at 11:12 0 Comments

I was invited to attend the launch event for NESTA's new magazine on Innovation which I've registered for. It will be a useful opportunity to catch up with some of the NESTA team too of course. If this is of interest, check out their invitation page which is at

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