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Social Actions at the NY Tech Meetup

Social Actions at the NY Tech Meetup



Social Actions presentation to the NY Tech Meetup on March 4, 2008.

Social Actions presentation to the NY Tech Meetup on March 4, 2008.



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    Social Actions at the NY Tech Meetup Social Actions at the NY Tech Meetup Presentation Transcript

    • Presented by Peter Deitz, Social Actions March 4, 2008 @ the NY Tech Meetup Find Social Actions. Create Social Change.
    • What is a Social Action Platform?
    • The problem with self-organizing today…
      • 29+ social action platforms
      • Each with its own:
      • User base
      • Facbeook app
      • Tag cloud
      • Reputation system
      • Widget system
      • Payment method
      • Fee structure
    • Platforms built to empower individuals…
      • Place the full responsibility for amplifying a campaign on the campaign creators
      • Compel potential collaborators to find interesting campaigns by visiting each platform separately
      • As a result…
      • Peer-to-peer social change doesn’t happen on the scale that it could be
    • What is Social Actions? “ A sure sign of maturity in any market is an aggregation site that pulls data from many of these sites: Social Actions does just that.” -
    • Currently, Social Actions consists of…
      • A search engine and RSS feed generator
      • A wizard to help people launch their own campaigns
      • A complete guide to sixteen social action platforms
      • A blog about the peer-to-peer social change movement
    • And I’m currently working on…
      • An open standard for creating mashups of the 29+ social action platforms
      + = A continuously updated repository of peer-to-peer social change campaigns
    • The Social Actions API
      • An open standard for indexing peer-to-peer social change campaigns
      • Available to any 3 rd party web application or online community
      • Resulting in the unrestricted flow of social change campaigns.
    • Possible Mashups of Social Action Platforms
      • Other ideas:
      • Campaign listings for nonprofits
      • Newsfeeds for individuals
      • An ‘Adwords’-style widget
      • A recommendation engine
      • A Digg-like voting system
      • All kinds of visual representations of the dataset
      A global map A universal tag cloud
    • The NetSquared Mashup Challenge www.netsquared.org/mashup Voting starts on mach 17, 2008 Help build the first mashup of 29+ social action platforms! www.socialactions.com [email_address]