OuiShare Atlanta

OuiShare (https://www.facebook.com/OuiShare) is a global network empowering citizens, public institutions and companies to build a collaborative society.

OuiShare is a global network empowering citizens, public institutions, and companies to build a society in which every person has access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. We believe that an economy based on sharing, collaboration and openness can solve many of the complex challenges the world faces.

An independent, not-for-profit organization founded in January 2012, OuiShare has rapidly evolved from a handful of Parisian enthusiasts to a global community spread across Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

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Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.

The Sage sees the world
as an expansion of her own self
So what need has she to accumulate things?
By giving to others
She gains more and more
By serving others
She receives everything.

Atlanta began to grow significantly after the tragedy of the American Civil War with the birth of the Railroad. Post-Civil War, Atlanta changed and was resurrected to become a heart of the American Civil Rights movement with the inspiration of people like Martin Luther King, Jr. Then it became a symbol for the World Civil Rights Movement in the 20th century and beyond, exporting an innovative tradition of equality to countries like South Africa. We all seek to further this advance in the world at heart, so let us work together to achieve this goal.

We will help the homeless in Atlanta with the OuiShare philosophy, spirit, and action, educating them to use public computers in public libraries to access goods, food, and services for free. Eventually with enough ethical training and good reputation building, we will train people to ask for help from individuals with smartphones by setting up public wikis that help automatically search websites like http://atlanta.craigslist.org/ for free or for a mindfully balanced work exchange. Ideally, it would be a good idea to adapt the current American government program providing free cellular telephones to the poor to access the data on these public wikis. Perhaps a balance between cellular telephone innovation and price reduction will bring the smartphone into the realm of free for the American poor. In this way, we will educate the homeless for productive work with skills like writing, speaking, acting ethically, living happily, basic modern computer use, modern and future Internet skills (effective and courteous social media use, email, and world-wide-web use), social networking in person and in the digital realm, and seeking serenity from the trails of life.

In doing so, we will serve as a model for how all should aim to live their lives in the 21st century and beyond.