USHIN IN A NUTSHELL
USHIN, the Universal Shared Information Network, the online manifestation of the ushin method of communication, tags messages for clear, compassionate communication across a spectrum of views and interests to co-create a digital commons for all topics across all text communication channels. The full system will integrate all ushin projects to offer privacy, simplicity, vetting of information sources, and data security.

Uppercase USHIN has a meaning distinct from lowercase ushin.

USHIN will meet us wherever we find text online, to help us:
• make sense of online information and save time.
• unlock effective information and communication tools anywhere.
• solve problems comprehensively, logically and efficiently
• celebrate the diversity of viewpoints and the commonality of basic needs.

A fully mature USHIN system will manifest the ushin concept as a free and public
commons that belongs to all of us.
Find
• Control what shows on our screens
• Hone in on what we want
• Explore options with widened horizons
• Helps sort all kinds of data so it’s easy to find later
• Turn incomplete or unsatisfactory goose chases into fulfilling results
Compare
• Scan differences and change options
• See similar elements from different perspectives, according to our own choices and rankings, and from those sources and curators we trust for topic-related information
Trust
• Choose our own sources and information curators for privacy & vetting
• Ensure privacy with co-shared blockchain-solid contracts for information management
• Validate information using a combination of personal preferences and choice of filters from people and groups we assess as reliable for ranking, vetting, cross-referencing and connecting relationships
Share
• Send and receive tagged snippets of text wherever reference and communication happens
• Whether for private discussion or viral distribution, capture what we want, tag it, and relay it through favorite communication channels with ease on a new graphical semantic screen

USHIN will inspire a thirsty population to drink of knowledge, free expression and meaningful connection to meet our own needs along with the yet unmet needs of others.

This effort is truly grassroots – there are no big funders, commercial interests, nor influences beyond the gravitational pull of an idea whose time has come: a unifying single universal shared information network that meets needs inclusively for personal, civic and global health.

USHIN shapes make sense and save time.
Unlock effective information and communication tools anywhere.

What will it do?
USHIN will let us all:
• Select sources of information
• See all our options
• Filter out what we don’t want
• Hone in on our specifics
• Pick sources we like
• Set our own rankings and ratings
• Compare any element
• Uncover biases
• Cross-reference anything
• See who supports what & why
• Collect facts that meet our own criteria of proof
• Choose levels of privacy
• Get comprehensive findings
• Choose and combine communities
• Gain human help
• Communicate in context
• Simplify daily tasks
• Deliberate issues
• Open our awareness to possibilities
• Comprehend a bigger picture
• Participate in a collective community
• Enhance our quality of life, with our needs met

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Comprehensive Understanding Online

The USHIN platform sorts all input into eight basic elements, which include: thoughts, such as opinions or recommendations; facts/events, which are time-stamped, as in dates of publications; and actions, which are potential next steps. These provide an open, deliberative context for feelings and needs in which each of us determines the merit of any topic by combining our own input and analyses from people, or sources, we choose.

USHIN suggests a powerful potential for people to unify around issues of our day with universal tools we co-create for mutual empowerment.

Compassionate Perspectives

USHIN is a way to mediate compassionate outcomes and pave the way for understanding and meeting needs for all involved.
When people sort out feelings and needs, for any issue, from a new perspective, we shift to an open sense of peace that lets foreign thoughts be thinkable, some information to be discarded and other information, supported. Facts become relevant in context of needs, allowing needs to be met rather than forgone.
Open connections rooted in compassion build trust, understanding, reveal merit, and solve problems.
USHIN is the communication breakthrough required to give voice to everyone in the expression of one’s own needs as well as the means to connect meaningfully with others, and locate resources within an extended network of networks.
There is a groundswell of concern, which is igniting a movement for compassion across the globe. Global leaders with huge and diverse religious and secular followings are urging people to open their hearts with empathy for others to handle our seemingly insurmountable problems.
USHIN is both a response to the need for reliable information, communication and connection, and a way for all to benefit directly from its unifying practicality.
USHIN will put tools of compassion within reach for everyone.

USHIN will be:

EASY

USHIN will be a simple way to find, compare, trust and share information – no matter the platform or device we use.

FREE

USHIN will be libre as well as free of cost to users thanks to an array of information sources offering USHIN services in exchange for directly connecting with us and influencing our views and online actions.

PRIVATE

We will control our own information, what we choose to share and with whom, including encryption and connection options.

OPEN

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, avoid or block undesirables.

INCLUSIVE

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.

ACCOUNTABLE

Sources of information are responsive, through their curators who agree to respond to requests about what they publish. Curators are related to each other in open, deliberated relationships.

MEANINGFUL

All input will be sorted into basic elements of human communication to promote understanding of different perspectives, honor individual distinctions, and reveal influences. Users will choose our own methods and criteria to calculate merit for ourselves. USHIN tools will help get to the point and point to action.

COOPERATIVE

USHIN will embody cooperative values with open, voluntary membership; egalitarian, direct input; and respect for autonomy, with the goal to benefit all inclusively. U4U will include the sample topic, “Cooperative decision making,” relating to USHIN development , with spin-off topics and other considerations to advance awareness of, and help support cooperative options.

DISTRIBUTED

USHIN will embody cooperative values with open, voluntary membership; egalitarian, direct input; and respect for autonomy, with the goal to benefit all inclusively. U4U will include the sample topic, “Cooperative decision making,” relating to USHIN development , with spin-off topics and other considerations to advance awareness of, and help support cooperative options.

SECURE

Compared with current centralized systems that lack vetting protocols, privacy options 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. Distribution, with mirrors of the database, reduces risk of loss, checks for consistency, and allows scrubbing and advanced security at each node.

FLEXIBLE

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. Uses of USHIN will direct priorities for system development.

SUSTAINABLE

USHIN will utilize networks of existing platforms and systems in a non-disruptive manner, taking only a fraction of the space it will ultimately save. Reduced duplication facilitates more streamlined access to sources while decreasing storage needs. This provides a simplified approach to autonomous, and connected, value-based action, and will help bring together local people and resources for personal, community and civic issues with tools to deliberate actions with global perspectives.

USHERED

USHIN will show us elements that are ushered into our view by sources of information we’ve chosen to help our with findings and communications. Human ushers, representing perspectives we select, will be trained in the system and readily available to guide us in how to express our needs and connect us to the communities and sorts of help us seek, on and offline.

FUN

Research, comparison, analysis, vetting, communication and organization with visual USHIN tools will be quick and fun.

INVITING

Hosting an USHIN widget on ours app or websites will offer a portal to our segment of the USHIN shared database, with USHIN tools, for our members and visitors.


USHIN lets us all bring it together for everyone.

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.