October, 2005

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I came to Amsterdam yesterday to attend a summit meeting of open source foundations. It was fascinating for me, as I realize this is yet another vibrant and growing community of social enterprises. There seem to be dozens of these groups, each built around one or more open source software project.

Disasters in the Internet age

AFP Blog

Disasters in the Internet age : "Disasters in the Internet age The Internet -- more than any other tool -- is proving to be a significant means of communication during disasters. BY Dibya Sarkar Published on Oct. 31, 2005 On Sept. 15, through a private Web site called LATalk.org, Ruby pleaded for help. She asked whether anyone knew the whereabouts of her three aunts, who were missing since Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana Aug.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have Fun - Do Good

I have been vegan, vegetarian and macrobiotic. I have also been someone who will eat meat, but not dairy; someone who will eat meat, but only in restaurants; and most recently, someone who eats everything. But sometimes I have animal product guilt and go through periods of cooking vegan/vegetarian.

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Intense week at Techsoup

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

I hope some of you took the time to check out the Web2.0 fest in the Emerging Technologies Forum at TechSoup last week. Lots of good discussions and information in the threads there. I was really pleased they asked me to help host it.

Joshua Schachter: Future of Tagging

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Download schachter.wmv. Last night I attended Berkman special evening event titled ??? Future of Tagging ??? with Joshua Schachter, founder of delicious, with David Weinberger , Berkman Fellow, who moderated. Schachter also gave a luncheon presentation and you can read Deborah Finn's.

NetCentric Advocacy: SMS- "ur dumped": Culture Change

Network-Centric Advocacy

i have often riffed about the way that technology human nature and social rules are not changing but that new technology was changing culture but not social ties and interaction. i thought this article did a nice job pointing out that

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Recently we asked for some of the thousands of people with disabilities using Bookshare.org to share how it has helped them. These thoughts from Chancey Fleet were particularly eloquent and I wanted to share it with you all. For most students, the freshman year of college is a time for discovering intellectual strength, getting behind a cause or two, and exchanging rapid-fire theories on life, the universe and everything at 3 AM when you should be writing the paper that's due at 9.

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Random Acts of Kindness Reality TV Show

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Starting Tuesday, November 1st at 10 PM/9C, A&E will present a new reality show called Random 1. Each week a team of five people will meet two strangers and find a way to make a positive difference in their lives.

Hardware Lifecycle Planning

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

One of these days, the computer on your desk will die. In the last week, I've had a number of conversations with my clients, and with the attendees at the YMCA Technology Conference in Raleigh, about how they deal with this fact of life.

Vlog Interview with Joe Baker from NTC Boston

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Before Photo. I'm here at the NTC Conference, it hasn't started yet. I interviewed Joe Baker. He told me of a new evaluation project that N-TEN and Npower will be working on. The video clip is here: Download joe.wmv. Technorati Tags: net2 , nptech , vlog

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NetCentric Advocacy: visualcomplexity.com | A visual exploration on mapping complex networks

Network-Centric Advocacy

i am always looking for visuals to weave into presentations and discussions (jumping in for a day on an american university class). this site danah pointed to looks great. complexity is a challenge by itself

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Benetech helps drive indictment of a former dictator.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Benetech helps drive indictment of a former dictator. Our team has contributed critical information that has helped Human Rights Watch with its campaign to bring the former dictator of Chad to justice. This is a great example of the power of information technology to advance the cause of victims of gross human rights abuses. On September 27, 2005 a Belgian judge issued an international arrest warrant charging Hissène Habré with atrocities during his 1982-90 rule.

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Kiva.org Merges Philanthropy and Venture Capital With First-Ever Microlending Web Site: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

AFP Blog

Kiva.org Merges Philanthropy and Venture Capital With First-Ever Microlending Web Site: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance : "Press Release Source: Kiva Kiva.org Merges Philanthropy and Venture Capital With First-Ever Microlending Web Site Wednesday October 12, 9:00 am ET PALO ALTO, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Oct 12, 2005 -- Kiva, the first nonprofit organization to enable individuals to make personal loans to microenterprises in developing countries, launched its Web site today.

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Unicef's Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS ringtones

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Unicef has launched a new campaign this month, Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS.

Announcement: TechSoup Web2.0 Event

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

I'm excited to have been asked to partcipate in this event: please check the TechSoup site often during the week - As my friend Carl always says, "We'll learn a lot and have a lot of fun!" The Impact of Web 2.0

The Accidental Techie Book from Compasspoint

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by Sue Bennett with Contributors: Tom Battin, Eugene Chan, Mary Lester, Jonathan Stein, Cristina Chan, Tessie Guillermo, Miriam Engelberg How to manage tech support (and keep your sanity!).

NetCentric Advocacy: QOOP Books from Flicker

Network-Centric Advocacy

this is a cool development to help bridge the online and on land worlds. from flickrblog. the crazy printing cats at qoop are continuing to refine their service for printing flickr photos in books and posters* in advance of its

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Bookshare.org is Rookie of the Year Finalist from EdNET. We were delighted to get this recognition, which is a measure of our move into the education field with Bookshare.org. It wasn't until last year that we really moved into providing books for students with disabilities, and we're still in the beginning phases of providing every student with a print disability with an accessible version of every textbook and trade book they need for educational outcomes

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

i was shocked to read, in the development gateway's special report on the information society that soon, there will be more internet users in the developing world than the developed. in 2005, the number of internet users in developing

Fair Trade Halloween Chocolate

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This is the first year I will able to give out Halloween candy to children. In the past, I have lived in neighborhoods, like the Haight in San Francisco, where either very LARGE "children" came to my door asking for treats, or in neighborhoods where it wasn't safe to open the door.

Coming up.

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

October is shaping up to be a busy month. On the 18th and 19th, Doria and I will be in Raleigh, where we've been invited to give a presentation at the first of a series of regional technology conferences sponsored by the YMCA of the USA.

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NTC Boston: Brian Reich: Online Fundraising Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Download brian.wmv. "It's the strategy, stupid." " Brian Reich of Mindshare Interactive Campaigns gave an excellent presentation on Internet/Online Strategies. The video clip of Brian repeating our mantra, "Think about the tools last!" " Here???s

NetCentric Advocacy: This is Going to be Fun! True Spin: A National Conference on Media Relations for Progressives

Network-Centric Advocacy

the 90 / 10 rule says that 90% of the work is done by 10% of the people. in most campaigns and coalitions that rule holds true. it is really important that this core network gets along, understands thier common story and has an

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The Google Library question is a hot one, and we believe that this project will lead to better access for disadvantaged people. But, the disputes between Google and the publishing industry and authors needs to be concluded before things will move forward. The core question is whether Google's Library program is a fair use of copyrighted material. Good summary in the attached review post: Does Google Library violate copyright

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

in years past, global knowledge was captured in books. educated people with access to a library could tap that knowledge. now, global knowledge is mostly captured in the "knowledge cloud" of cyberspace. anyone with access to a computer

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities with the United Nations

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Did you want to be Nicole Kidman in The Interpreter ? Have you always wanted to work for the United Nations? Well, you can, in a manner of speaking, all from the comforts of your own home. You can join the online volunteer service branch of the United Nations Volunteers Program.

Building by Blogging

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

A few days ago I suggested that the most immediately valuable way - valuable in terms of directly supporting mission - that a non-profit can utilize some of the web2.0 technology being talked about on sites like mine is in online community building.

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Boston NTC: Cyber-Yenta Works the Room

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Download cyberyenta.wmv. Deborah Finn is famous in Boston nonprofit technology circles for knowing almost everyone and being able to introduce people who stand or sit near her. So, I was astonished to be able to capture this rare moment at the NTC Conference. Technorati Tags: nptech , berkman

NetCentric Advocacy: Superstructure of Language: Lakoff on Common Good and Freedom

Network-Centric Advocacy

george lakoff has a good riff in the middle of this interview (windows media file) on the competitive ideas of "common good". ideally, all of us need to reconnect the common good is related to freedom. common good provides the context

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog - Untitled Article

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

May we all be inscribed for a Good Year

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Meet Michael Stein 2.0

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When I heard that TechSoup will be hosting an online about Web 2.0 and Nonprofits on Oct. 24th and that Michael Stein was one of the co-hosts, I assumed (wrongly) that it was Michael Stein , Internet Strategist from Oakland, CA.

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Stumbled Upon Ed Batista in Flickr

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

ed.JPG Originally uploaded by Kaliya

Drumroll.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Hey, What's That Guy's Orange Hat Say? Originally uploaded by RAMD. Just discovered a flickr group called nonprofit

Attention Trust Extension: The Screencast

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I got an email from Ed Batista thanking me for becoming a member of the Attention Trust inviting me to download the Attention Extension. I installed it - it was easy and the FAQ answered my basic questions about my new tool.

Some Advice for Phil Anthropoid

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Meet Phil Anthropod from Planet Claire. He writes a blog called " Hail Sons and Daughters from Carnegie " I currently work at a medium-sized, east coast foundation. The views expressed in this blog are mine and not necessarily???or or even likely???those those of my employer.

Playground for NPOS to Rip Mix Learn Adopt

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nancy White has a great post about "Blog as Classroom, Playground, Mind Trip" I went directly to the playground, a place to experiment and learn how to incorporate web 2.0 technologies into teaching practice. that was part of a workshop on Rip Mix Learn , a variation on Rip Mix Feed.

J. Leroy says "OMG Blogging is so not Web 2.0"

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I bookmarked in delicious a post by David Weinberger saying blogging is Web 1.0 not Web 2.0 with a rhetorical question, "Do you agree with his point ?" " I never expected that anyone would take the time to reflect on that question, let alone lead me towards understanding.

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