Hi Guys,The Pitch
I have been toying with the idea of starting another
Wiki online! Stay with me here.!...
The idea is for a free consumer advice wiki for members of the public who are unaware of the dangers of using social web sites, public WIFI, Internet on cell phones or tablets etc...
Free, practical advice for members of the public from security professionals; written in a way that is fairly non-technical, but not completely idiot proof (otherwise the information becomes too diluted).
From the revenue side of things, donations will be allowed on the site, and local councils should be contacted to request funding. There may even be the further possibility for people who contribute to the site to offer local seminar
and take a generous percentage of the entrance/sponsor money?
I'd thought I'd throw this idea around as I have some experience with writing articles (I have written for a few global Linux magazines and have learnt a good style of writing that works with technical and non-technical people), though I have no real experience with handling something like this (I'm guessing it could be founded as a charity?).Help needed
Is there anyone who sounds mildly interested in this, enough to offer either some content, advice, some article suggestions, or even possibly offer to review the guides and offer input in a kind of communal, democratic way?
Obviously funding or funding ideas wouldn't go a-miss, though I am hoping to avoid putting advertising on the web site, as I feel it would give the wrong impression.
If it's a stupid idea, please feel free to say this aswell.. If I have missed something completely obvious, please feel free to introduce me to the elephant in the room!! Why?
The basic reasoning behind this is, I do believe that the majority of people on sites like these are "white hats" who are learning these techniques (like me) for either their own protection, or to improve their skillset for their career? (am I wrong..?). I think this new site will help us communally organise our thoughts and advice as a synergy (iow, the combination of our knowledge is greater than the sum of its parts) to create something truely useful and rewarding.Please note that I feel this idea is in no way conflicting or competing against HTS!
I'm sure that local councils would be interested in this idea (thought I have yet to discuss this with them), and getting them on-side will prove useful with marketing and funding efforts; though I realise the work required is substantial (especially if it is only me writing the content to being with!?!
), but feel that it will be rewarding (both from revenue and helping others).
ANYONE UP FOR THIS? Ideas, volunteers, suggestions, criticisms etc.. on the back of a postcard (or just relply below?!!)...