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a presentation by Evgeny Morozov at the World Animal Forum 2008

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  • The Changing Face of Activism The Impact of Technology and New Media by Evgeny Morozov May 23, 2008
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  • Somebody writes all those blogs!
  • ...and somebody reads them!
  • Why should you care?
  • Why micro-publishing matters
  • It's easier to get your stories out!
  • From Individuals to Networks
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  • From cloud computing to cloud campaigning probably 95% of your campaigning can be done with existing online tools; don't build new ones!!!
  • Maps Mash-ups: case-study
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  • ...and 1412 more mash-ups with Google Maps ...336 with Flickr ...239 with YouTube
  • Don't only think in terms of web-sites!!!
  • Ringtones
  • Lifestyle-trackers
  • ~ 3,3 billion mobile phone subscribers globally The rising role of mobile activism
  • More than 1,1 billion sold last year worldwide
  • 97% of people surveyed in Tanzania said they could access a mobile phone, while just 28% could access a land line phone...
  • Young people in the US 4.2% more likely to vote after an SMS reminder
  • Global New Year's SMS traffic: 43 billion messages, 30% up from last year
  • Kenya : only 19% of the country's 36 million people are reached by traditional banking institutions. BUT virtually have access to the mobile phone.
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  • SMS the word 'HIV' to 31771 followed by their post code or town name. Their two nearest testing locations will be SMS'ed back.
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  • EpiSurveyor is a free, open source tool enabling anyone to very easily create a handheld data entry form, collect data on a mobile device, and then transfer the data back to a desktop or laptop for analysis
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  • Leverage your community: crowdsource
  • What is “crowdsourcing”? ...the act of taking a task traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people, in the form of an open call
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  • Abandoning the Old Model
  • From networks of sympathizers to networks of activists
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