Social Media: Not Just a Revolution, but a Voice for the Silenced

Frogloop

Women in Iran and protestors on Wall Street think so. During the Iran protests in February of 2011, a woman who was raped, sexually assaulted and beaten once she was identified as a "rioter" simply for voting, had no voice and little way to speak out about her experience.

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Can Social Media Create and Spread Revolution?

Frogloop

Similar discussions surfaced last year during Iran’s Green Revolution, when many people on social media overlaid a green shade to their avatars and profile pictures to show their solidarity with the people of Iran. The Iran related hashtags also trended on Twitter. A few months later I had the opportunity to hear from researchers who spent time in Iran and were documenting the protests.

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Trending Sources

IREX staffer Haratounian wrongly imprisoned for spying in Iran

Influence

While much of the US media has focused on the recent release of Roxana Saberi after being falsely accused of spying in Iran, other cases similar remain unresolved. Silva Haratounian was working in Iran on behalf of the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), which focuses on international education, academic research, professional training and technical assistance. Haratounian's family has set up a web site and invited the public to sign an appeal to Iran?s

RIP Google Reader: Don’t Scream Who Moved My Cheese, Pivot Your Reading

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In online discussions with nonprofit techies, Megan Keane pointed to the loss of an anti-censorship tool in places like Iran, and Nancy Schwartz noted in an online discussion, “this is a kick to independent content publishing, not just convenience on the readers side.

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Building the World You Want: 6 Nonprofit Campaigns to Consider on International Day of Charity

EveryAction

Consider this fact: unless the world tackles inequity today, 167 million children will live in extreme poverty by 2030. While very alarming, this statistic and many others like it aren’t necessarily in the forefront of our minds. Enter, International Day of Charity.

Mobile Citizen Journalism: The Phone As Global Equalizer « MobileBehavior

AFP Blog

Mobile Citizen Journalism: The Phone As Global Equalizer « MobileBehavior: "iran-mobile-citizenThe Iranian crisis put Twitter in the spotlight as an organizational tool showcasing how the online world could be used to communicate and unite people, despite government censorship.

JoeTrippi.com » Blog Archive » The Rise of Web Video

AFP Blog

From YouTube’s founding in 2005 to the documentation of post-election turmoil in Iran, the progress video on the web has been remarkable in just a few short year. JoeTrippi.com » Blog Archive » The Rise of Web Video: "What’s next for web video? For more perspective, the NYT has a look, in “Rise of Web Video, Beyond 2-Minute Clips”

Do Hashtags Help a Twitter Topic Search?

Wild Apricot Blog

In a recent comment on An Introduction to Twitter Hashtags , Wild Apricot reader 88keyman came through with a really great question: Suppose I’m writing on a topic concerning Iran. If I include the hashtag #Iran, how does that differ from merely using the word Iran in my Tweet? A Twitter Search on #iran will include all mentions of iran , but not vice versa.

Adobe Creative Cloud Giveaway for Nonprofits at 17NTC!

Tech Soup Blog

This Sweepstakes is void for organizations in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria ("U.S. Stop By and Visit Us — Booth 217. Washington DC, here we come!

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[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: WITNESS

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Recent events in Burma in 2007 and Iran in 2009 and even the US in 2010 reveal that governments can easily comb activists’ footage online and seek out protesters and citizens for arrest, persecution or worse. Organization: WITNESS. Organization Size: 29 staff members.

Crowdsourcing Skills for Human Rights via Movements.org

Tech Soup Blog

In 2013, he publically confronted Iran's foreign minister, Mohamed Zarif, in New York demanding the release of political prisoner Majid Tavakoli.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Their website , found at [link] is an on-line memorial honoring over nine thousand victims allegedly killed by the Islamic Republic of Iran since the revolution in 1979 and an extensive library of documents relating to human rights and democracy. Online Memorial to Iranian Victims Roya and Ladan Boroumand might be the first to say that they are not "techies". But you would hardly know it from looking at the beautiful website they just released.

SXSW Nonprofit Picks

Frogloop

2009 Iran Election: Women's Revolution? SXSW is just around the corner. For five days nonprofit campaigners, techies, and social media enthusiasts will gather for one of the largest and most anticipated conferences of the year. But with over 3K+ attendees and hundreds of panels, core conversations, workshops and parties, it can be overwhelming to get the most out of SXSW. No worries though.

To Dubai on an Emirates Airbus 380

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Flying down the Persian Gulf, alongside Iran's coast, we arrived in Dubai. My current business trip started by heading for Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I had been invited to attend the Global Agenda Council meeting organized by the World Economic Forum.

Live Blog: Is Technology Really Good for Human Rights

Amy Sample Ward

That ethos continued until the last three years or so with issues in Burma, Iran, and China. In Iran we’ve seen it used to get out information and resist censorship but have also seen it used by the government to alter a mobile phone system and monitoring calls. Annabelle Sreberny, Professor of Global Media and Communication, School of Oriental and African Studies (with special interest in Iran, bloggers & social media).

Social Media: Not Just a Revolution, but a Voice for the Silenced

Frogloop

Women in Iran and protestors on Wall Street think so. During the Iran protests in February of 2011, a woman who was raped, sexually assaulted and beaten once she was identified as a "rioter" simply for voting, had no voice and little way to speak out about her experience.

Changing the World: TechSoup's Newest Global Partner

Tech Soup Blog

In addition to Syria and Iraq, these are Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, and the Azerbaijani exclave: Nakhchivan. (If Are you sitting down?! We've got some exciting news.

Twibbon: A Twitter Tool That Puts a Ribbon on Your Profile

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Remember the sea of green avatars last summer in support of the Iran ? My friend, Manny Hernandez, founder of Tuiabetes Community and author of Ning for Dummies, let me know that today, November 14 is World Diabetes Day.

The Revolution is Twitterfied

Influence

In Iran. Protest Iran Election. Katrin Verclas' Twitterfeed - actively amplifying the news out of Iran. Internet Graphs: Internet usage trends on Twitter show the consistency and growth of the Iran Election movement. Five years ago, CNN and 24-hour news channels and personal blogs captured US citizen dissent at the 2004 Presidential election results (or lack thereof).

Great reads from around the web on June 16th

Amy Sample Ward

Social Networks Spread Iranian Defiance Online - NYTimes.com - Watching the #IranElection hashtag stream on Twitter, more and more videos on YouTube and the BBC, and the way citizens create and the global networks share updates about the reality of post-election mayhem in Iran has distracted me from work and ignited many conversations with friends about both what we've seen or read so far each day and what the power of social media has unlocked.

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Tweeting for Climate Change? Lessons Learned from 1Sky’s Twitter Campaign

Frogloop

Recent events in Iran and India showed Twitter's ability to build a groundswell and deploy rapid response messaging, albeit in a much less urgent sense in holding rallies and actions related to climate change.

Tweeting for climate? Lessons learned from 1Sky’s Twitter campaign

Frogloop

Recent events in Iran and India showed Twitter's ability to build a groundswell and deploy rapid response messaging, albeit in a much less urgent sense in holding rallies and actions related to climate change.

Six Alternative (U.S.) Cultural Venues to Keep an Eye On

Museum 2.0

is in conflict with (currently, Iran). I've been spending time recently interviewing people who run unusual cultural and learning venues. Skill-sharing free schools. Community science workshops. Art spaces masquerading as laundromats and letterpresses.

Benetech Human Rights Data Analysts Uncover Critical Evidence

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The past year of research by HRDAG analysts has supported key criminal prosecutions and uncovered the truth about political violence in Guatemala, Iran, Colombia, Chad and Liberia. As the worldwide debate continues about the release of government information by Wikileaks, history has shown that the uncovering of government data can be an important factor in human rights investigations.

OccupyWallstreet is not a brand. Why does Occupywallstreet feel different? The network is occupied. A riff

Network-Centric Advocacy

Are the resistance in Iran gone? didn’t have time to make it shorter yet.late night riff not quite a rant but thinking while tired is always dangerous) It is not a mistake that the #OccupyWallstreet movement has a different rhythm to other movements, street protest or campaigns. OccupyWallStreet seems to be shaping up as a good example of an advocacy network.

Guest Post: Beth Kanter's SXSWi Nonprofit Panel Roundup

NTEN

Digital Protests This session will explore the role that social media plays in protests, through the lens of recent events like Iran and the American health care debate. note: I was getting around to writing up my own notes about SXSW, when I realized Beth had done all the work for me, as usual! Oh, and please do give a thumbs up to the panel Beth and I cooked up: Crowdsourcing for Innovative Social Change ]. The SXSW Interactive Festival.

Resource Roundup 7/20

Idealware

Twitter on the Barricades: Six Lessons Learned (New York Times) An interesting summary of insights based on Twitter's use in mass political protests in Moldova and Iran The State of Print and Electronic Publications in Higher Ed (Higher Ed Experts) An informal survey looking at the use of print vs. electronic publications, and the pace of movement from one to the other.

Using Twitter for a Global Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

Using Twitter search or other tools, you can watch news and updates about the election in Iran by using #IranElection; or, find interesting people to follow and connect with using #FollowFriday to peruse the recommendations that pile up on Fridays.

Martin Luther King Day - Let Freedom Ring

VisionLink

We see the tragic consequences when fear and hatred win out over the Golden Rule in places like the Middle East, Iran, North Korea, Darfur, Zimbabwe, and Myanmar. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, I''d direct you to Let Freedom Ring , written by Stan Stahl (and included below.) I was able to meet Stan some years ago when we were both working on a project to support youth and their successful education and employment.

Beaconfire Survey: Twitter

Beaconfire Wire

While tweeting has its useful social uses (see Iran, natural disasters), and should be kept around for those reasons, far too many abuse it and try to make it deeper than it should be. Periodically, we do a survey of Beaconfire staff to get impressions on a variety of non-profit technology issues. All opinions expressed here are solely those of their authors. Twitter is an increasingly important player in social media – even Congress is tweeting.

Guest Post by Heather McLeod Grant: Reflections on the Personal Democracy Forum

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Randi Zuckerberg from Facebook, who talked about how social networks are being used for social change, particularly as an organizing tool for local revolutions such as those in Columbia and Iran.

The Last Blogpotomac: A New Community Rises from the Ashes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Debbas who was in Iran at the time, risking his life said, "It helped because I didn't want to die anonymously and we can discredit raising awareness.". Flickr Photo by Ghbrett.

Guest Post by Stacey Monk: Dogooders Won’t Change the World (Alone)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Stacey Monk, founder of Epic Change There’s an ever-burgeoning number of forums, chats, conferences, meetups destination websites, competitions, you-name-it, for dogooders.

MCON13 Live Blog: Connecting with Millennials (Azita Ardakani, Lovesocial)

NTEN

Born in Iran and at age 3 moved to Canada; now in NYC. "I Throughout the day, we''ve been listening in on sessions from MCON13 , a conference to help leaders engage the Millennial generation. Here are my notes from a talk by Azita Ardakani along with a brief Q&A at the end. Find Azita Ardakani at @azita on Twitter or learn more at lovesocial.org.

Nonprofit Technology News for June 2013

Tech Soup Blog

The leaders in adoption are China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Russia, Nigeria, the Philippines, Brazil, and Mexico. It's time to catch up on some nonprofit technology trends and news!

The countdown is on & your vote counts

Beaconfire Wire

But it’s a different proposition to ask someone to make a contribution in order to get a specific political prisoner released from detention in Iran.

Last Chance to Vote for Nonprofit SXSW Panels: Closes September 4th

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Digital Protests This session will explore the role that social media plays in protests, through the lens of recent events like Iran and the American health care debate. The SXSW Interactive Festival. scheduled March 12-16, 2010 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event.

Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Digital Protests This session will explore the role that social media plays in protests, through the lens of recent events like Iran and the American health care debate. The SXSW Interactive Festival (scheduled March 12-16, 2010 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event.

Jon Husband, Guest Post: The New Realities of Engagement – Stories That Drive Action Planning and Implementation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A Tweet this week on Iran and on the conventional news coverage there. Courtesy of Jon Husband, publisher of Wirearchy.

Game Friday: The Aftermath of the ARG World Without Oil

Museum 2.0

But by avoiding the now and focusing on a potential event, like oil shock, war with Iran, virtual consciousness, or any number of reasonable near-future events, museums can get away with a wider range of "imaginative" presentations.