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

Frogloop

Women in Iran and protestors on Wall Street think so. Social media may be changing that across the globe. In the U.S.,

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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. Online Organizing Social Networking Technology Trends

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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. Haratounian's family has set up a web site and invited the public to sign an appeal to Iran?s On Jan. 19, 2009, she was sentenced to three years in jail.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It’s more corporate content control, but that’s what we get from relying on free (but privately held) tools.” ” moment.

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Mission Possible: Tell Us Your Symantec Story and Win Prizes!

Tech Soup Blog

This Challenge is void in Cuba, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and all countries under sanction by the U.S. Share your story.

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? Tracking.( read more ).

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Organization: WITNESS. Organization Size: 29 staff members. Name: Marianna Moneymaker. Title: Online Outreach and Production. Website: www.witness.org.

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. 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. No worries though. Read on! Panels. Debunking the Myth of Social Media Fundraising March 13 at 12:30 PM.

To Dubai on an Emirates Airbus 380

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Flying down the Persian Gulf, alongside Iran's coast, we arrived in Dubai. When I got up, I hung out in the bar taking pictures (of course).

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. Enjoy! Technology is amoral – it doesn’t care.

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

Frogloop

Women in Iran and protestors on Wall Street think so. Social media may be changing that across the globe. In the U.S., And they mean it.

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 Turkey.

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 ? See the range of creative expression in the flickr group.

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. Right now the world is watching the next level of emergent social media and citizen engagement. Mousavi.

Great reads from around the web on June 16th

Amy Sample Ward

These are some links I wanted to share from June 16th. Find me on Delicious for more! Here's a story from the NYTimes addressing just that. Association Jam | Association Management News :: Submit. Learn. - I'm checking out this new "Digg for associations" from Wild Apricot. Mozilla Service Week! - " Tags: roundup bookmarks

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

Frogloop

Last April, 1Sky decided to invest a significant amount of time, energy, and resources into Twitter. Kidding.

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

Frogloop

Last April, 1Sky decided to invest a significant amount of time, energy, and resources into Twitter. Kidding.

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. Louis.

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. HRDAG analysis of this information was carried out with the support of the current governments and NGO communities in both these counties.

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. Think Occupy Wall St. is a phase? They cannot. It’s ours.

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! The SXSW Interactive Festival. Carie Lewis.

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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 How Nonprofits Are Using Video Online: 20 Examples (Beaconfire Wire) It's always great to see examples! Beaconfire provides 20 examples of interesting uses of online video.

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. What do those # mean? There are many opportunities to see hashtags in action! Participate!

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.) Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blacks? Women?

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. We asked our staff: To tweet? I really did.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Heather McLeod Grant, senior consultant at the Monitor Institute and a principal contributor to Working Wikily. and disconcertingly white.

The Last Blogpotomac: A New Community Rises from the Ashes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Ghbrett. Geoff Livingston invited me to keynote the conference along with Shel Israel , author of Twitterville. conference in 2010.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Just yesterday I read a tweet that called the #nonprofit twitter tag a “cavernous echo chamber.” Now don’t get me wrong, I love you people.

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. That changed when I got to Canada." "As I identify as me.

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. Now, here's the latest.

The countdown is on & your vote counts

Beaconfire Wire

Rather than hear from us about our amazing panels yet again, we thought we would share some comments from the sxsw community. Donations 2.0. “).

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The SXSW Interactive Festival. scheduled March 12-16, 2010 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event. Twitterstorm, anyone?

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The SXSW Interactive Festival (scheduled March 12-16, 2010 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event. Twitterstorm, anyone?

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. How do we do this? .

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. Players used all manners of Web 2.0--blogs, blogs, YouTube, Flickr, and more--to share content. I wasn't ready.

Interview with Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International

Have Fun - Do Good

I grew up in Iraq during Saddam's time, and during the time in which we had the war with Iran. edited transcript below). You get her picture.