Consider meeting needs
with compassion for one and all.
USHIN offers simple tools
to understand, deliberate and handle
information and communications.
You Control Findings
Hone in on what you want because information is sorted out to be easy to find. Turn searches into requests when answers are not yet there.
Privacy & Vetting
Validate findings by community and source vetting of elements, cross-reference input and connect with sources with both intuitive and detailed analyses.
Reference & Communication
Connect privately or publish widely, integrating favorite platforms and apps to synthesize related elements reference, communication and deliberation.
The USHIN Concept
USHIN invites people to come together with the unifying goal of defining, for personal, civic and global health, a single universal shared information network that meets needs inclusively.
USHIN communication tools will solve problems comprehensively, logically and efficiently, celebrating the diversity of viewpoints and the commonality of basic needs.
USHIN will inspire a thirsty population to drink of knowledge, free expression and meaningful connection that meets our own needs along with others whose basic needs are yet unmet.
This new concept site will inspire input and participation across the spectrum of views and interests to co-create the first iterations: U2U2U and U4U, leading to the unfoldment of USHIN for all topics and for all beings.
What will USHIN do for me?
USHIN will let you:
Select sources of information you trust
See all your options
Filter out what you don’t want
Hone in on your specifics
Pick sources you like
Set your own rankings and ratings<
Compare any element comprehensively
Cross reference anything
See who supports what & why
Get facts that meet your own criteria of proof
Share your input as you wish
Choose whatever community or other sources
Make your group an USHIN Source!
USHIN is an extension of Marshall Rosenberg‘s Non Violent Communication tools which mediate compassion to pave the way for understanding and meeting needs for all involved. When people focus on feelings and needs we form bonds of understanding that promote compassion and rapid solving of problems. USHIN has been long in the concept phase, ready to emerge now coincidentally with great need and the call for Compassion in Action recently urged by the His Holiness the Dalai Lama, seeking ways to peacefully and practically influence global affairs in the information age.
USHIN tools comprehensively include all major elements of communication, and simple means ot analyses that weigh merit based on meeting needs. USHIN tools are described here for the internet and common platforms and systems, but they are applicable through any media, including face to face connections.
For comprehensive understanding, USHIN includes thoughts, such as opinions or recommendations, facts/events and actions, to provide an open, deliberative context for feelings and needs. Every piece of information published in USHIN starts a free, open, inclusive conversation that lets anyone rank, rate and compare anything, including sources of information and courses of action, or any variable.
People see feelings, needs, thoughts, facts/events and actions from different perspectives and set merit for themselves – according to how well any input meets human needs, from their perspectives. USHIN will promote open awareness and connection, as a “people’s platform”, to let individuals speak freely, privately, to meet human needs directly.
USHIN places needs at the root of it’s communication protocol. The system itself will meet unmet needs such as privacy, choice, awareness, inclusivity, objectivity, understanding, efficiency, trust … and set up ways to prioritize meeting all sorts of unmet needs, comprehensively.
At the base of all USHIN input is the option to enter a need, either as a request, such as a problem to solve, a response to a request, or an original post to solve potential problems. Thus needs for healthcare, food, housing, safety and other basic human requirements of life will be given greater weight by most people. The most vulnerable among us, and the most urgent issues, will take their place as priorities upon which to deliberate actions, in full view of influences placed upon these topics by an inclusive spectrum of participating sources.
USHIN will be a simple way to find, compare, trust and share information – no matter the platform or device you use.
USHIN will be free of cost to users thanks to an array of information sources offering USHIN services in exchange for directly connecting with you and influencing your views and online actions.
You control your own information, what you choose to share and with whom, including encryption and connection options.
USHIN will have open management and integrate with other platforms and technologies with open source tools carrying open permissions for development. USHIN accepts any data as well as cross references and filters to warn of, offer options to, and block undesirables.
Any group that agrees to the cooperative tenets can be an USHIN information source. Though each source publishes with its own bias and editing, the cooperative system includes all voices in the deliberation of any topic, giving users control of what we see.
Sources of information vet their authors and agree to respond to requests about what they publish. Sources are elements themselves, exposed to public display of relations among themselves and other sources and elements, as input by others.
All input is sorted into basic elements of human communication to promote understanding of different perspectives, honor individual distinctions, and reveal influences. Users choose their own methods and criteria to calculate merit for ourselves. USHIN tools help get to the point and point to action.
USHIN will embody cooperative values with open, voluntary membership, egalitarian direct and proportional input with respect for autonomy and the goal of benefiting all, inclusively. USHIN will offer a space to deliberate the topic “Cooperative” relating to USHIN development, in U4U, as well as offer tools to further awareness of, and help support cooperative options.
USHIN data, with tools to access and handle it, will be managed and stored, in part and in its entirety, on servers of participating sources of information. The development of processes, design and implementation of devices, portals, components, databases and networks, will all be distributed.
Compared with current centralized systems that lack vetting protocols, privacy option and choice of sources for users, USHIN will be more secure against spam, deception, identity or intellectual property theft, malware, bloat, intrusion and unwanted disharmony. Distributing and copies of the database reduces risk of loss, checks for consistency, and allows scrubbing and advanced security at each node.
USHIN will flexibly bridge all current text-based platforms, and offer integration of services with a variety of collaborating sources, encouraging development of devices, protocols and interfaces for adaptive communications and exchange processes into the future.
USHIN uses platforms and systems we already have, takes a fraction of the space it will save by reducing duplication, and will help bring together local people and resources for personal, community and civic issues with tools to deliberate actions with global perspectives.
USHIN tools show you elements that are all ushered into your view by sources you’ve chosen to help you with findings and communication to help meet your specific needs.
Research, comparison, analysis, vetting, communication and organization with visual USHIN tools is quick and fun.
Hosting an USHIN widget on your app or website will offer a portal to your segment of the USHIN shared database, with USHIN tools, for your members and visitors.
USHIN will bring people and information together with the goal of meeting needs.
The linguistic, cultural, structural, technical and all aspects of universal shared information will be deliberated, collaboratively, and publicly, in advance of development, and with all who share input, or participate as developers, in any of these spheres.
U2U2U will bring your data together for you, your way.
One of the first displays of USHIN tools is the time-saving productivity app, “u2u2u”, for rapid and private finding, comparing, sorting and handling of contacts, events, tasks and messages among common platforms and systems. It is currently in development, and will model future USHIN apps.
U4U will bring people together around USHIN.
The U4U prototype will let people test USHIN tools in the process of using them to deliberate and act on topics related to the USHIN concept. Initial topics include social, business and technical issues that affect the development of the system toward its purpose: to help people meet human needs.
Design of USHIN, U2U2U and U4U will bring talent together.
U2U2U is ready for technical help, U4U will soon be ready for technical development of a basic prototype that will invite input from a wide spectrum of perspectives, to handle all concerns about the USHIN system. Talented people will be enthused to contribute to this unique project to co-create a peaceful, open communication system for handling global issues compassionately.
Uses of USHIN will direct priorities for system development.
USHIN will attract sources promoting their own interests openly while providing free tools and common spaces, open to everyone. In the process of efficiently getting their own stuff done, by sharing, ranking and rating elements collaboratively we will define priorities together to build a free, open, inclusive, communication and reference system that is maximally useful for meeting changing needs.
Sources will bring people together with USHIN tools and optional services.
USHIN sources of information each publish, filter, and take care of their segment of the shared database. Sources offer tools for their members and visitors to find, compare, trust and share information among themselves, as well as support USHIN for the general public.
Elements bring meanings together.
Eight elements together complete a message:
EVENTS – dates, places and experiences, cited facts…
THOUGHTS – suggestions, opinions, analyses…
SOURCES – people and groups responsive to input…
FEELINGS – human emotion or motivation…
NEEDS – essential life serving necessities…
ACTIONS – next up to do…
MERIT – synthesis of each input’s value…
TOPICS – anything else…
USHIN tools will bring it all together, anywhere.
USHIN tools include ways to sort, rate, rank find, compare, evaluate and deliberate shared information. By synthesizing bits of our own lives, and coordinating topics among groups, systems and platforms, we will maximize understanding and efficiently take actions that meet needs for all, no matter where we are in our digital and worldly lives.
Sorting and marking information with USHIN tools lets us find, compare, trust and share them effectively. A few of the tools are introduced with the personal app U2U2U. Others are included in the U4U prototype, more as it develops. When the system is fully implemented basic tools will be available to all services and platforms, and others may be developed for internal business and personal uses.