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N2 Y3 Tidbits For Net Tuesday 6 3 08 N2 Y3 Tidbits For Net Tuesday 6 3 08 Presentation Transcript

  • Tidbits from the 3 rd annual NetSquared Conference (N2Y3) San Jose, May 27-28, 2008 [attended by Seth Horwitz & Ivan Boothe]
  • Interesting Mapping applications:
    • Ushahidi www.ushahidi.com
    • My Green Maps www.greenmap.org/ogm
    • End Mountaintop Removal www.ilovemountains.org
    • Maplight.org www.maplight.org
    • Asset Maps www.assetmap.org/uganda
  • Ushahidi www.ushahidi.com
    • Reporting and mapping
    • post-election violence in Kenya
    • via web, email and cell phone texting.
    • (1 st place winner)
  • Ushahidi home page
  • Ushahidi Incident Report Page
  • Ushahidi’s South African version
  • My Green Maps www.greenmap.org/ogm
    • Helping people
    • identify, share, and act on
    • local sustainable living, nature,
    • social and cultural resources.
  • Baltimore Greenmap (metro view)
  • Baltimore Greenmap (zoomed in)
  • End Mountaintop Removal www.ilovemountains.org
    • Personal impact visualization
    • and resource center
    • for mountaintop removal coal mining.
  • “ What’s my connection?”
  • Degrees of Influence
  • Maplight.org www.maplight.org
    • Mapping campaign contributions
    • to compare candidates and
    • track special-interest giving.
  • Maplight.org
  • Maplight.org
  • Maplight.org
  • Asset Maps www.assetmap.org/uganda
    • Aggregating and presenting info about
    • needs and resources
    • in post-conflict northern Uganda.
  • Knowmore.org www.knowmore.org
    • Firefox extension affecting:
        • Site home pages
        • Google home page
        • Google search results
        • (Amazon results)
    Alerting users when they visit or search for companies with unethical practices. 2 nd place winner.
  • Knowmore’s Amazon.com page 1
  • Knowmore’s Amazon.com page 2
  • Knowmore’s Amazon.com page 3
  • American Apparel’s home page (with Firefox extension installed)
  • Knowmore’s American Apparel page
  • Google Home Page (with Firefox extension installed)
  • Google Search Results (with Firefox extension installed)
  • Metavid www.metavid.org ( http://metavid.ucsc.edu ) Wiki-based availability of US House and Senate floor video footage.
  • Metavid: Search Results Page
  • Metavid: Input
    • Input
      • Captured Cspan footage
      • Closed captioning
      • OCR to identify speaker
      • Metadata about speakers, etc.
      • Wiki content
        • Including corrections to transcripts
  • Metavid: search
    • Text
      • of speech (transcript)
      • of wiki content
    • Category
    • Date range
    • Speaker
      • Name
      • Metadata, e.g.,
        • “ Representatives from Ohio and Michigan”
        • “ Reps who have received over $500K from the Pharmaceutical Industry”
  • Metavid: Output
    • Video
      • Embed clip code
      • Download
        • Ogg Theora 300 or 900 kbs
        • Mpeg 4 64 kbs or 256 kbs
        • Mpeg 1
        • Mpeg 2
        • Flash video
    • Transcripts
    • Wiki content
  • ... and just a couple more
  • Social Actions www.socialactions.com
    • Aggregating peer-to-peer social change campaigns.
    • 3 rd place winner.
  • Social Action Partners
  • Ask Your Lawmaker www.askyourlawmaker.org
    • New service of
    • Capital News Connection,
    • enabling individuals to submit (and vote on) questions to ask Washington representatives.
  • Ask Your Lawmaker home page