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Presentation from John Hamerlinck's March 29, 2011 webinar on using mobile phones in civic engagement efforts

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    Mobile phones for civic engagement Mobile phones for civic engagement Presentation Transcript

    • John Hamerlinck
    • Agenda
      Why mobile?
      Some available options
      Ideas & more ideas
    • Numbers
      97
      % of U.S. college students own a cell phone www.campustechnology.com/articles/57155
      80
      % of phones that will integrate GPS by the end of 2011 www.isuppli.com
      % of people across all age groups who believe that they will get a quicker response from a text than from an email or voice message www.cellsigns.com
      38
      % of people who access the Internet via mobile phone www.pewinternet.org
      Photo By Giana Milazzo, http://my.hsj.org/
    • I’d rather text.
      http://www.onlineitdegree.com/cell-phone-usage/
    • You might use text messaging to. . .
      Collect data
      Advocacy
      Create Web content
      Push people to a website
      Crowdsource
      Raise Money
      www.broadtexter.com
      http://twitter.com
    • imagine
      adapt
      create
      some basics
    • Let’s start with the familiar
    • Don’t have a smartphone?
      http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/mobile/sms/
    • http://www.google.com/mobile/docs/
    • http://www.google.com/mobile/goggles/#text
    • A mashup is a webpage or application that integrates complementary elements from two or more sources.
      Image: http://thehalfpat.com
    • Google Maps Mania
      http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/
      http://www.programmableweb.com/howto
      API
      (Application Program Interface)
      How can my program talk to your program?
    • http://code.google.com/apis/maps/index.html
    • www.walkscore.com
    • http://www.seeclickfix.com
    • www.citysourced.com
    • www.layar.com
    • data collection
    • Data Collection
      What data is to be collected?
      How will the system fit best with the work flow of data capturers?
      How will the data be analyzed?
      How will the data collection process be managed?
      Mobile Phones for Data Collection
      http://mobileactive.org/howtos/mobile-phones-data-collection
    • Data Collection
      www.rapidsms.org
      Text message framework that manages data collection using basic mobile phones
      Can present information on the Internet as soon as it is received
      Not constrained to any particular kind of mobile device
      End users don’t need to install any software on their phone
      Free, but requires a little technical knowledge to set up
    • Data Collection
      www.scanr.com
    • assessment & evaluation
    • Photo Essays
      time sequences | locations | ideas | events
      Useful Resource:
      “10 tips to craft a photo essay” by Leonard Goh
      http://asia.cnet.com/digitalliving/tips/0,3800004921,62053636,00.htm
    • Key Informant Interviews
      video or audio
      first person voice
      document process & outcomes
      - comfort of interviewee
      - be sincere
      - be conversational
      - open-ended questions
      - listen (The phone just records; it doesn’t listen.)
    • Use social networks privately for reflection and formative evaluation.
    • www.storify.com
    • www.storify.com
    • Citizen Journalism
      http://megafone.net
    • fundraising
    • Mobile Fundraising
      image: benedikt koehler | http://blog.metaroll.com
      image: benedikt koehler | http://blog.metaroll.com
    • www.chipin.com
      www.facebook.com/causes
      FOR REGISTERED NONPROFITS
    • Mobile Fundraising: Text-to-Give
      http://www.mgive.com
      1 yr. contract, packages start at $199/month, plus a fee of .35 cents + 3.5% per text message gift
      A beginner’s guide to mobile fundraising
      http://www.socialbrite.org/2010/09/24/a-beginners-guide-to-mobile-fundraising/
    • Mobile Fundraising: Text-to-Pledge
      Vendor Examples
      http://textgiving.com/http://www.texttopledge.com/texttopledge/home/
    • more innovative mobile use
    • www.waterforpeople.org
    • mHealth
      http://www.slideshare.net/PSFK/psfk-presents-future-of-health
    • mHealth
      www.text4baby.org
    • Crowdsourcing/Communitysourcing
      http://crowdmap.com
    • QR Codes
      Geo-Historian Project, Kent State University
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsPRpQfHYOY
    • Projector Phones
      Advocacy
      Information Sharing
      Research
      Sharp SH-05C
      Samsung Anycall
      CECT N70 Triband
    • adapting and creating socially responsible
      mobile phone apps
    • Does a smartphone app already exist?
      www.goodguide.com
      www.sparked.com
      (formerly “The Extraordinaries)
      http://catalista.net
    • Developing Your Own Smartphone Apps
      Ask someone.
    • DYI
      http://www.readwriteweb.com/mobile/2010/12/30-plus-tools-for-building-your-own-mobile-app.php
      Google App Inventor for Android
      http://appinventor.googlelabs.com/learn/gettingstarted.html
    • John Hamerlinck
      john@mncampuscompact.org
      320-308-4271
      Web
      www.mncampuscompact.org
      Blogs
      http://mncompact.wordpress.com
      http://cdce.wordpress.com
      Twitter
      http://twitter.com/mncompact
      Facebook
      www.facebook.com/mncampuscompact
      YouTube
      www.youtube.com/user/MNCompact
      Thank you for your time.