Mashups with Social Impact for the NetSquared Mashup Challenge

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Via Britt Bravo Do you have an idea for how a mashup could be a tool for social change? NetSquared, a project of TechSoup, is awarding a share of $100,000 in prize money, and a trip to the NetSquared Conference, to the top 20 winners of the NetSquared Mashup Challenge. You don't need to have tech expertise to submit a project to the Challenge, just an idea for a change you want to make that could be facilitated by a mashup.

Gmap-Pedometer Mashup | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

As you double click, the application calculates the distance which is displayed in the text box on the left. Since this is a pedometer mashup, you can plot the points you walk or jog on the map, enter your weight, and the application will tell you how many calories you have burnt in the process. While the mashup is built for avid walkers and joggers, an interesting side benefit is that it can answer those distance questions you have always had.

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(More than) 15 useful, creative and odd Google mashups | Beaconfire Wire

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» (More than) 15 useful, creative and odd Google mashups Posted Thursday, March 6th, 2008 at 9:09 pm by Ali Cherry (11 posts) Google Maps is a free web mapping service application that allows developers to create “mashups&# with other data and embed the map on third-party websites via the Google Maps API. GolfFinder.net and CaddyMap.com are perfect examples of how a mashup is only as good as the data in it.

Master Mashup: Viral Marketing from Bob Dylan

Museum 2.0

He or she has created one of the most innovative, enjoyable mashups out of a cultural icon. What's a mashup? speak, it's a web application that combines data from more than one source to create a new tool. One fun example is overplot , a mashup that takes quotes overheard in New York City ( the data ) and places them on a Google map (the tool), so you can browse the quotations by address. Someone should give Bob Dylan's publicist a raise.

Wild Apricot Blog : How Non-Profits Can Use Mashups

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NetSquared Mashup Challenge: How Do You Combine Data for Social Change?

Have Fun - Do Good

We're hosting a contest called the NetSquared Mashup Challenge that I wanted to let you know about, and am hoping that you'll pass on to social changemakers and web innovators in your community. You don't need to have tech expertise to submit a project to the Challenge, just an idea for a change you want to make that could be facilitated by a mashup. Wikipedia defines a mashup as, "a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool."

Predictions for 2009

Amy Sample Ward

Mashups. Mashups are great. But I think 2009 will see a more refined world of mashups take over. We have seen plenty of mashups where a website is able to push together a mapping tool, some public data, and user-created content like comments. Mashups in this sense aren’t going anywhere, especially as platforms are built to help create them with less technical knowledge and in less time. Mashups of applications and spaces, not just information.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Mashup: Dont Fight the Internet : Advocacy and Political Organizing

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Yahoo launches citizen journalism site | Main | Disconnected Movement: Connected Personal Life » January 03, 2007 Mashup: Dont Fight the Internet : Advocacy and Political Organizing This Link: Web 2.0 We must "build applications that reside in the space between devices. Chief among those rules is this: Build applications that harness network effects to get better the more people use them.

Last week for Change the Web submissions! (Mashup Social Actions API, 10K Prizes!)

Social Actions

Developers are uploading their inspiring web applications and widgets that draw on Social Actions' open database of 70,000+ opportunities to make a difference from 50+ action sources. We’re inviting developers to create everything from new web apps, plugins, interactive buttons, widgets, bookmarklets, extensions, scripts, mashups, mobile apps and more – to make it easy to connect with actions online.

Replacing Mobile Advertising with Real-Time Data

Amy Sample Ward

That’s the question I asked this morning on Qriously, a new application that measures public sentiment, in real time. The application is currently in a closed beta, and I was lucky enough to get access to start playing around with it. it actually tells you, with much richer context: I personally love data-map mashups and Qriously uses them brilliantly! I think there are so many potential applications for Qriously in the nonprofit sector!

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How Non-Profits are Exploring Augmented Reality Tech

AFP Blog

Now, even the newest for-profit applications can turn heads by utilizing this new advanced technology.The non-profit sector has started to experiment with augmented reality. One of Sunlight Labs’ early entries is their Recovery.gov mashup. How Non-Profits are Exploring Augmented Reality Tech: "Augmented reality promises a new level of interaction between people and data.

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Twitter + Flickr = Twitterfountain

Wild Apricot

Engage your audiences, help supporters of your non-profit keep up with any tagged topic on Twitter and Flickr, or publicize your event with a custom Twitterfountain , a nifty new mashup you can embed on your blog or website — Have you ever wanted to see what was happening at that one event you could not go to? Widgets images Twitter application social media

How to Create a Fully Functional Social Actions Powered Application in Under Thirty-Five Lines of Code

Social Actions

Thirty-five lines of code--it's all it takes to hit the ground running with a full-blown Social Actions powered application. How can you make a fully functioning Social Actions powered application in under thirty-five lines of code? Well, any application starts with one thing, knowing what you want to do. As I mentioned, we need to add some glue to bring the application into working order. So, yeah.Thirty-five lines gets you a functioning Social Actions application.

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How to Create a Fully Functional Social Actions Powered Application in Under Thirty-Five Lines of Code

Social Actions

Thirty-five lines of code--it's all it takes to hit the ground running with a full-blown Social Actions powered application. How can you make a fully functioning Social Actions powered application in under thirty-five lines of code? Well, any application starts with one thing, knowing what you want to do. As I mentioned, we need to add some glue to bring the application into working order. So, yeah.Thirty-five lines gets you a functioning Social Actions application.

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Bring Your Idea to Life at Social Actions Wiki - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

The folks at Social Actions are trying to recruit a wide array of ideas from the non profit community for web applications and mashups Social Actions can build. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

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Web 2.0 Part Va:APIs

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

These are Application Programming Interfaces, and they are a relatively new part of the way that Web 2.0 One of the best examples of the use of APIs are Google Map mashups. These are using data in your own databases, and grabbing maps from google maps and putting them inside your application. Other examples include desktop applications that allow uploading photos to flickr.

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Toobla, new tool to check out!

NCE Social Media

widgets like YouTube or other videos, photos, documents, games and widget applications). Users can also create their own mashups of their favorite content, putting multiple things into a single widget which they can post to their blog, MySpace, Facebook or any site online. Yesterday I met Jake and Brian from Toobla. Toobla is a brand new social bookmarking tool and I was very impressed!

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Social Actions’ Change The Web Challenge in Oxford

Amy Sample Ward

Test-drive submitted applications to the Change The Web Challenge. Hack away on existing or new widgets, tools, and mashups. Social Actions has created an open database of 60,000+ actions from 40+ sites — including GlobalGiving, Change.org, DonorsChoose.org, Kiva.org, NABUUR, TakingITGlobal, Idealist.org, and VolunteerMatch.

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Change The Web Challenge from Social Actions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Not too long ago, I submitted my chapter to BJ Fogg's Psychology of Facebook Applications. The chapter is an analysis of Facebook applications that help raise money or awareness or encourage people to take a social action. My conclusion was that we're still in the early stages of Facebook Apps for good and that we'll see better results through effective collaborations between nonprofit fundraisers and application developers. The winning application will receive $10,000.

Open Social != Open Data

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Tim says: If all OpenSocial does is allow developers to port their applications more easily from one social network to another, that’s a big win for the developer, as they get to shop their application to users of every participating social network. We don’t want to have the same application on multiple social networks. We want applications that can use data from multiple social networks.

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DataMasher a Winner at the White House Too

Influence

By now, most of you have probably heard that our DataMasher application won Apps for America 2 via our press release or our celebratory tweets. The competing applications were impressive and the voting was close. Then you can share them with your friends and comment on the mashups of others. A few interesting mashups include: High School Graduation vs. Guns in Household , % Total Population in Prison , and: People per US Representative.

Social Actions API, Semantic Web, and Linked Open Data: An Interview with Peter Deitz

Amy Sample Ward

API stands for Application Programming Interface, and refers broadly to the way one piece of software or dataset communicates with another.) I wrote a blog post called, Mashups, Open APIs, and the Future of Collaboration in the Nonprofit Tech Sector. That challenge was resolved by creating a platform that used RSS feeds to pull in opportunities, which in turn evolved into the Social Actions API, allowing people to access the full dataset from any application that connected to it.

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6 Governments Who Set Their Data Free

Influence

And they're doing it in ways that allow people to build web applications on top of the data. In January, the NYC BigApps competition will award a $20,000 cash prize and lunch with Mayor Bloomberg to the developers of the most creative applications using NYC data. MassDOT's Developers Page : The Massachusetts Department of Transportation hosted a competition for users to create useful applications and visualizations of the state's transportation data.

Interview: John Brennan of OpenAction

Amy Sample Ward

I remember leaving for Vegas and making a promise to Joe that I would submit a mashup to the 2009 Change the Web Challenge. The mashup was a map showing where people were volunteering in near-real-time. Our application also automatically generates RSS feeds for their supporters to stay engaged throughout the life of the project.

More good news from Google: Open Handset Alliance

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

We hope that this will spur development for more social applications and mashups as well as better distribution of these applications worldwide.

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Wiring the Green Movement for Earth Day

Amy Sample Ward

Facebook has lots of applications, it’s true: whether they are specifically targeted at “green&# efforts (like the lil green patch app) or not (like Causes ). You can also use Social Actions’ Twitter mashups to pull and push actionable opportunities to your network. Happy Earth Day, everyone! What are you doing today to celebrate the Earth?

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24 Hours Left to Vote For Your Favorite Change the Web Challenge Entries

Social Actions

Straight up, you won't find a better excuse to get up close and personal with the most cutting-edge & rock star widgets, gadgets, plugins, extensions, applications, & mashups that help people find and share ways to take action online! Over 35 web applications were submitted to the Change the Web Challenge!

Pimp My Nonprofit Panel at SXSW

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

& & Rachel and Erin spoke about advocacy applications.& Long Station blog has great notes here ) Erin talked about the NetSquared Mashup (deadline on March 14th).& Photo from Ed Schipul, taken by Eloy Zuniga Yesterday's panel Pimp Non Profits at SXSW was brilliantly moderated by Ed Schipul.& & Ed is also a very good session designer too.&

Quick Hit: 2010 Horizon Report on New Technologies and Museums

Museum 2.0

The folks at the New Media Consortium have released their annual Horizon Report , a roundup of up-and-coming technologies relevant to museums, archives, and libraries. Like its predecessors, the report provides succinct backgrounds and reference projects for technologies predicted for widespread adoption on the 1, 2-3, and 4-5 year timescale.

Government 2.0 Presentation from Tara Hunt

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This same platform would have a series of APIs, so that doctors offices, schools, universities, researchers, community groups, local businesses and anyone with an interest could build applications, mashups and widgets that could use the data for the long tail of citizen needs. Quoting from annotation in the presentation: Conclusion: What if???

NpTech Tag Summary: 10 x 10 Ten NpTech Tagged Items About Social Media and Nonprofits That You Can Check Out in Ten Minutes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Win $10,000 DonateNow Mashup Challenge at NetSquared. Okay, building the mashup will probably take you longer than ten minutes, but $10,000. If you already have a presence on MySpace, check this out - causes has just launched an application at MySpace. Circleup is a social messaging application that allows nonprofits to communicate and collaborate with groups. Want to listen on Twitter? Use Tweetscan and type in key words. Don't forget to add the search tool.

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Voting is now Open For Social Actions' Change the Web Challenge!

Social Actions

New widgets, gadgets, plugins, extensions, applications, & mashups now help you engage with actions on just about any website & lots of mobile. About the Change the Web Challenge: Social Actions' Change the Web Challenge is a contest to create new web application & tools that draw on Social Actions' open database of 70,000 + actions for a chance to win cash prizes (and change the world!). Voting is now Open For Social Actions' Change the Web Challenge!

Theatre Flashmobs on YouTube and Swarms of Theater Goers on FourSquare

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In addition, the Museum has taken those tips and created a mashup with the YELP api. Build an application using the Foursquare  API. A Google maps, Twitter and Foursquare mashup that show’s where your event participants are checking in on a map and what they’re  talking about). I've been preparing for a Leadership Conference with TCG (Theatre Communications Group, the service organizations for theatre companies) on strategic social media.

NetSquared will Host SocialActions' ChangetheWeb Challenge!

Social Actions

You'll be able to submit web applications as well as vote and comment on submissions - all through the NetSquared framework. The Social Actions team definitely drew its inspiration for the Change the Web Challenge from NetSquared's 2008 Mashup Challenge - so it seems fitting that the Change the Web Challenge will be hosted on the NetSquared platform. Hey folks! We have some awesome news that's we've been itching to share with you.

NpTech Tag Summary: Penguin Day in New Orleans, Fondling the Tools, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo from LolNPtech.org (Registration is here ) Mashups, Meatballs, and New Orleans Do you look at all of the data available online, and imagine ways to combine and connect it to increase awareness about an issue? Then enter The Netsquared Mashup Challenge ! Applications will be available form Feb 1 to March 14, 2008. Via NTEN blog Google moves one step closer to making desktop applications obsolete with the release of the Google Chart API.

Resource Roundup 9/16 | Idealware

Idealware

Data Protection and Web Based Applications (ICT Hub Knowledgebase) I dont know if I agree with the exceedingly cautious tone of this article. But an interesting look at some of the issues with hosted applications - especially free ones.

Step-by-Step: How To Set Up A Nonprofit Listening Post (Twitter - Part 1)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit Pulse just created a mashup. Desktop applications built for Twitter allow you to read replies and direct messages and offer a more custom browsing experience. Photo by Andy Field I think Chris Brogan said that the secret to Twitter is listening (or search), not blasting your message out. I'm paraphrasing. The other day a commenter asked me if I could write something that offered some practical how to listening tips as well as applying it.

Software Bricklaying?

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Relatively unskilled developers will just mashup a bunch of enterprise services and -voila! mission critical software applications. The idea that the business objects -- the bricks, if you will -- and the end-user application -- the wall -- can be completely separated conceptually is just not true. I think anyone who has watched their staff work around an ungainly application, or struggled to get a customization really working exactly as it must, knows just what I mean.

What is Twitter, Really? And Can it Do Anything for Museums?

Museum 2.0

There's twittervision , twitter's most popular mashup, which shows tweets (twitter entries) real-time on a global map. And many more mashups and applications available here. Which means: You don't need to have the same application open as someone else to communicate with them. Here are some visitor experience-focused applications I can imagine: Create a twitter profile for the museum and broadcast information about programs, events, and exhibits there.

Another view of this 2.0 thing

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Charlie is also waiting for context-aware computing, where the application will know from the user, the time, the room the workstation is in and so on, just how to react to an input. His concern is that while indeed some new techniques have come into use, simply using them does not necessarily provide better applications: The Web 2.0 A mashup isn't cool just because it uses data from different services - does the service provide real value?

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Data Portability for Good

NTEN

Entrants built useful applications incorporating at least one data feed from Data.gov , in an effort to make government data accessible and usable. Leveraging entrepreneurship and the expertise of geeks, Sunlight hoped this contest would result in useful applications that made sense of government data sets, while simultaneously reinforcing the importance of transparency. Lexus: Creating an API (Application Programming Interface).

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Web 2.0 Part Vb:APIs

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

There were two different kinds of APIs discussed – the ones that help organizations with interoperability within their organizational systems – getting data from one app to another, and using APIs for things like Google maps mashups. So I guess I should be happy that there were so many for-profit vendors at the table, and that this means that it will be easier for nonprofits to do the kinds of integration between applications that was nigh impossible a couple of years ago.

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