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

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As some of you know, part of my work is being the Community Builder for NetSquared , a project of Tech Soup that facilitates the adoption of social web tools by nonprofits and NGOs. 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. Another example is ilovemountains' new mashup for their "What's My Connection?"

(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. the Seven Wonders of the World map falls a little flat). Get it on the map.&#

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How the NetSquared Challenges Have Accelerated Tech for Good

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The NetSquared Challenges Foster Tech Innovation. Ushahidi entered our legendary third NetSquared Mashup Challenge in Santa Clara, California in May 2008. TechSoup partnered with agencies like USAID and tech companies like Microsoft and Yahoo to host these "tech for good" challenges annually via our NetSquared program. First, tech-for-good projects (either nonprofit or commercial) submitted a description of their project on the NetSquared website.

Ushahidi Develops Innovative Tools for Nonprofits and Others Working to Benefit the Public

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Ushahidi has been developing open-source crisis mapping software for over eight years now. LABB created an Oil Spill Crisis Map in response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Since then, it has since logged, mapped, and tracked more than 14,000 reports of petrochemical pollution. The organization got started when a group of Kenyan bloggers led by Erik Hersman began doing online mapping of violence reports after the 2008 Kenyan election.

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Kickass Government Job! Be the Webmaster for the NYC Campaign Finance Board | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Imagine applying all that neat stuff at Netsquared or when Beth talks about social media to New York City politics. Help us get ready for New York City’s biggest local election ever and keep NYC elections transparent and open by maintaining and improving upon the New York City Campaign Finance Board website, [link] We’re looking for a hardcore techie with great communications skills to serve as the webmaster and grand poobah of our online efforts.

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

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The panelists include Holly Ross, NTEN ; David Neff , American Cancer Society; Kari Dunn Saratovsky ; Case Foundation; Amy Sample Ward , Netsquared; and Joe Solomon. Cultivating the Web: Netroots Action for Grassroots Food: The “organic” nature of social media creates fertile ground for activists, but how can online advocacy move beyond e-actions and Facebook Fan pages, translating to local, on-the-ground actions? The SXSW Interactive Festival.

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Growing and Eating Local Foods. Content used in mashups is typically sourced from a third party via a public interface or API Many people are experimenting with mashups using Google, eBay, Amazon, Windows Live, and Yahoos APIs. Examples of Mashups. Chicago Crime Maps; Another googlemap mashup with crime statistics. Netsquared Conference Mashup Panel. no need for local copies, CDs, flash drives, etc.).

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