Technology driven social change.keyPresentation 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