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"HOMAGO is an acronym for Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out. It's about how we live, socialize, and share on the Internet, and is taken from the title of the book resulting from the Digital Youth Project. It's also the working name for this website, which is an experiment to see if we can build a friendly and supportive place for people to connect with others who share their interests and want to level up their expertise together. The beta for the site was launched in July 2013, and we are actively seeking help and input as it grows and develops.

On HOMAGO, you can host and join "geekouts" which are scheduled online gatherings on a topic of interest. You can also create "challenges" which are ways of letting the community know about interesting opportunities to be part of shared project, competitions, and other kinds of events. Geekouts and challenges are organized based on interest areas. Your profile lets you log your interests and your level of expertise, and you can follow others and see what they are involved in. We're starting with a small number of interests for now, but will be adding more interests and features as the community grows.

HOMAGO is part of the work of Connected Learning, and the MacArthur Foundation funded Digital Media and Learning Initiative. The team includes folks from the Digital Media and Learning Hub at the University of California, Irvine and the Connected Learning Cooperative, located at the New Venture Fund. Google also supports research related to HOMAGO to help make it a better place."
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april 2014 by robertogreco

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