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Geodialog Media Launches Our Earth Issues Indiegogo Campaign To Build Global Citizenship Ecosystem

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CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Geodialog Media LLC has launched a campaign on international crowdfunding site Indiegogo to engage individuals from over 140 countries in building an unprecedented comprehensive intercultural news and social media ecosystem called Our Earth Issues™ (OEI) to put global citizenship into practice.

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A world that is quickly becoming globalized needs to be understood on every level. With the use of patent-pending interactive video technology and a dedicated platform, OEI connects the dots on a single issue shared and reported around the world, and then breaks that news down to show how that single issue plays out in each country. Further you, the reader, tell YOUR story and how it fits into the bigger picture in your own profile page.

Later communities are formed to solve the earth's shared problems. The dedicated platform for the site offers GPS-crisis mapping, big data to put the issue into full context, and, in turn, a growing data pool about the issue thanks to the input of site members. The site will be accessible to participants by mobile phone. Where traditional media raises a topic and quickly moves on, OEI sticks with matters of concern with the hope of resolution, building communities dedicated to a cause and empowered by information.™ 

OEI comes at a key time in our history. According to a report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF), we live in a "fast-moving, highly interconnected world, yet our existing systems, structures and formal institutions no longer suffice. Pressing global problems can arise quickly and without warning. At the same time, new and unprecedented opportunities for global growth and positive change are emerging, ready to be harnessed for the future of humanity. Barriers between political, economic and social issues have dissolved; this is the new reality of our networked society.

Global, regional and industry developments are completely intertwined; and technological revolutions are changing the context for decision-making and disrupting our conventional learning processes."

And in another report - The Human Capital Report - the WEF says, "The key for the future of any country and any institution lies in the talent, skills and capabilities of its people."

Herein lies the power behind Our Earth Issues. OEI is an information, social and funding ecosystem that focuses on the shared issues, true assets, and unique experiences of the world's citizens. The result will be the fostering of cooperation among different socioeconomic, geographic and ideological groups.

OEI participants will be encouraged to coordinate their work with international entities including government and the United Nations and utilize crowdfunding sites such as Indiegogo to fund their community-chosen solutions. 

Indeed, according to InfoDev, a global partnership program within The World Bank Group, preliminary modeling estimates that the possible market potential for crowdfunding in developing countries could reach up to $96 billion a year over the next 25 years. In the InfoDev report, AOL co-founder Steve Case highlights crowdfunding's potential in enabling the "Rise of the Rest." 

"Our Earth Issues is a new independent media effort that takes both media and the concept of global citizenship to the next level," says Geodialog Media founder Christine Marie Nielsen. "We hope to connect the world's human and other plentiful assets with this project and help each individual find their voice, fostering a better understanding of how each individual's experience with an issue fits into the larger picture."

Indiegogo campaign participants will be some of the first to set up profile pages on OEI, and initiate the global movement. Their names will forever be preserved as the "founding mothers and fathers" of this monumental site. To encourage participation, there will be no membership fee to join the site.

The Our Earth Issues Indiegogo campaign can be found here. 

GEODIALOG MEDIA LLC

OEI is the product of Geodialog Media LLC,  a digital media company created with the aim of using new technology to inform, improve communication, and empower individuals around the world.

Geodialog Media is structured as a for-profit for good. A large area of focus for the company is the Millennial Generation. Current thought is that individuals from this group (those born between 1980 and 2000) wish to make a difference in their careers and free time and have a more purposeful focus. Fifty percent of the world's population is under the age of 27, the majority of whom live in urban areas. Geodialog Media aims to capture the enthusiasm of this group and integrate the world's assets to improve conditions for all.

Geodialog Media is a proud member of the TechNexas community, which was named one of the top 10 tech incubators in the U.S. by Forbes in 2012.

Media Contact: Christine Marie Nielsen, Geodialog Media LLC, 1-877-871-6224, [email protected]

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