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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.
      OpenSocial
    • 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]