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System for Establishing Credibility through a Virtual Space Disclosure Number: IPCOM000225267D
Publication Date: 2013-Feb-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 16K

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Disclosed is a method for organizations to use a virtual space to gain exposure and establish credibility in the greater community.

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System for Establishing Credibility through a Virtual Space

Many organizations have difficulty gaining or maintaining a public presence without a rally or some event that is publicized by the media. To attempt to accomplish a high level of exposure and inform the larger community about meetings and activities, a group must be very organized and efficient. Unfortunately, these are not characteristics of some nonprofit organizations.

The solution is a new virtual space for organizations to use. An organization defines a

virtual space to represent the Global Positioning System (GPS)-based location of each meeting, and attendees register with the organization's virtual space. Organizations

with fast growth or a large following can receive a high level of attention on social media, thus gaining instant credibility.

To leverage this idea, an organization that wants to be known outside of its local community defines a virtual space to create an online presence. An organization

defines a virtual space with a website or social network page to act as a unique identifier. The organization also assigns the relevant tags (e.g., non-profit, children, athletics, etc.). Any time the organization meets, it defines a GPS-based location for the meeting. Only people defined as "leaders" of the virtual space can define locations. When people arrive at meetings, they use a mobile device to mark attendance. Entities such as political organizations and businesses can subscribe to the hosting companies to monitor the organizations with high growth or a large following. For example, a politician would want to know that organizations tagged with "women's rights" have grown 1000% over the last five years. A sporting goods business would want to know

that people attending "racquetball" meetings has increased 100% over the last two years.

The organizations providing the information also benefit. For example, organizations can reference a large virtual space attendance when pushing for change. Such organizations can then rely less on lobbyist and protests because leaders of society have a...