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    Technology driven social change.key Technology driven social change.key Presentation Transcript

    • Using SocialTechnology toAccelerate SocialChange@nilanp
    • Nilan PeirisDisruptive SocialTechnologistCMTO - HolidayExtras.comPassionate about usingtechology to enable change
    • Oxfam...... seeks to work with others toalleviate poverty and sufferingThrough: ✦ Crisis Relief ✦ International Development ✦ Campaigning for policy change
    • Given the events in North Africa -where and how could Oxfam invest inenabling disruptive socialtechnologies to accelerate change ?
    • What happened in North Africa ?How did this enable regime change ?
    • How did this enable regime change ?
    • How did this enable regime change ? Witness
    • SupernodeHow did this enable regime change ?
    • How did this enable regime change ? Bridge
    • How did this enable regime change ? Interpretation
    • How did this enable regime change ? Selection
    • How did this enable regime change ? Mutation
    • How did this enable regime change ? Amplification
    • How did this enable regime change ? Activation
    • How did this enable regime change ? Collective
    • What are the technical enablers ?
    • CREATE TRANSMIT MUTATE
    • CREATE TRANSMIT MUTATE Capture Tweet Edit Upload Amplify Hashtag RSS Meme Like Blog
    • What matters from a human perspective ? •Visual •Redundant network •$0 distribution •Uncensored •Amplification of weak link
    • Why is this important ?In countries with no credibleopposition, no counterbalance toleadership, no free pressA platform for the distribution andevolution of ideas is a catalystfor change
    • Next steps1) Understand and evolve data2) Layer on development thinking3) Evolve platform
    • Ideas to Evolve platform1)Secure platform -e.g.encrypt tweets2)Store distributed media -e.g.torrent file sharing ontwitter3)Evolve leadership andcollective decision makingstructures e.g. use opensource, creative commonsmodels
    • Contributors:@joe_stump - founder of digg.com@phil_blue - aid worker - liberia@jim_webber - Chief Scientist Neo4J@tr_baldwin - head of ecommerce OUP@laia_collazos - head of digital TES@the_kensta - Data Scientist - Holidayextras.com