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How can activists and NGOs benefit from new media?  By Evgeny Morozov presented at “New Media Essentials” summer school or...
How can activists benefit from new media? Part 1 1. Improve access/quality of information 2. Attract public attention to a...
How can activists benefit from new media? Part 2 5. Improve outreach/attract new members 6. Mobilize the movement and help...
1. Improve access/quality of information <ul><li>Examples:  </li></ul><ul><li>OpenCongress </li></ul><ul><li>CongressPedia...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Attract public attention to a particular problem <ul><li>Examples:  </li></ul><ul><li>Wikileaks </li></ul><ul><li>OpenS...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Facilitate gathering and/or analyzing data with the help of volunteers (crowdsourcing)‏ <ul><li>Examples:  </li></ul><u...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Establish direct contact with politicians/constituencies <ul><li>Examples:  </li></ul><ul><li>E-petitions/UK government...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PREZVID
 
 
5. Improve outreach/attract new members <ul><li>Examples:  </li></ul><ul><li>Treehugger.com </li></ul><ul><li>WorldChangin...
 
 
 
 
6. Mobilize the movement and help with logistics <ul><li>Примеры:  </li></ul><ul><li>Meetup </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming </l...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Create new and creative ways for fund-raising and collective action <ul><li>Examples:  </li></ul><ul><li>PledgeBank </l...
 
 
 
 
 
SOME PM/WIKI TOOLS
8. Publish and exchange info with other NGOs and activists <ul><li>Examples:  </li></ul><ul><li>Swivel </li></ul><ul><li>G...
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  1. 1. How can activists and NGOs benefit from new media? By Evgeny Morozov presented at “New Media Essentials” summer school organized by Transitions Online Prague, July 12/2007
  2. 2. How can activists benefit from new media? Part 1 1. Improve access/quality of information 2. Attract public attention to a particular problem 3. Facilitate gathering and/or analyzing data with the help of volunteers (crowdsourcing)‏ 4. Establish direct contact with politicians/constituencies
  3. 3. How can activists benefit from new media? Part 2 5. Improve outreach/attract new members 6. Mobilize the movement and help with logistics 7. Create new and creative ways for fund-raising and collective action 8. Publish and exchange info with other NGOs and activists
  4. 4. 1. Improve access/quality of information <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>OpenCongress </li></ul><ul><li>CongressPedia </li></ul><ul><li>Интерактивная система народного контроля </li></ul><ul><li>TheyWorkForYou.com </li></ul><ul><li>Witness/GV Witness </li></ul><ul><li>ChicagoCrime </li></ul><ul><li>Real Costs </li></ul>
  5. 17. 2. Attract public attention to a particular problem <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Wikileaks </li></ul><ul><li>OpenSecrets </li></ul><ul><li>Maplight.org </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional Family Business </li></ul><ul><li>Earmarks/Sunlight </li></ul><ul><li>Unfluence </li></ul>
  6. 27. 3. Facilitate gathering and/or analyzing data with the help of volunteers (crowdsourcing)‏ <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>PorkBusters.org/earmarks </li></ul><ul><li>TPM Muckraker/attorneys </li></ul><ul><li>What’s Mich McConnel hiding? </li></ul><ul><li>dKospedia </li></ul><ul><li>Offthebus.net </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional web-site oversight </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes on Darfur </li></ul>
  7. 39. 4. Establish direct contact with politicians/constituencies <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>E-petitions/UK government </li></ul><ul><li>HearFromYourMp.com </li></ul><ul><li>Politicopia </li></ul><ul><li>PrezVid/Choose08 on YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>TechPresident </li></ul>
  8. 49. PREZVID
  9. 52. 5. Improve outreach/attract new members <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Treehugger.com </li></ul><ul><li>WorldChanging </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes on Darfur </li></ul><ul><li>Barack Obama’s web-site </li></ul>
  10. 57. 6. Mobilize the movement and help with logistics <ul><li>Примеры: </li></ul><ul><li>Meetup </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming </li></ul><ul><li>Eventful </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace campaigns </li></ul>
  11. 71. 7. Create new and creative ways for fund-raising and collective action <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>PledgeBank </li></ul><ul><li>Fixmystreet </li></ul><ul><li>Kivo </li></ul><ul><li>Dotherightthing </li></ul><ul><li>Freepledge </li></ul><ul><li>Webgazeta.org </li></ul>
  12. 77. SOME PM/WIKI TOOLS
  13. 78. 8. Publish and exchange info with other NGOs and activists <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Swivel </li></ul><ul><li>Gapminder </li></ul><ul><li>Connotea </li></ul><ul><li>That academic youtube? </li></ul>
  14. 85. Страны, где доступ к YouTube запрещен или ограничен
  15. 86. disclaimer: I've done my best to attribute slides, graphs and screenshots used in this presentation. Nobody is perfect, and some of them may have slipped in unclaimed – apologies to the original right holders. Let's hope that my frivolous use of your graphs or tables falls under fair use ;-)
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