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  • 1. Using SocialTechnology toAccelerate SocialChange@nilanp
  • 2. Nilan PeirisDisruptive SocialTechnologistCMTO - HolidayExtras.comPassionate about usingtechology to enable change
  • 3. Oxfam...... seeks to work with others toalleviate poverty and sufferingThrough: ✦ Crisis Relief ✦ International Development ✦ Campaigning for policy change
  • 4. Given the events in North Africa -where and how could Oxfam invest inenabling disruptive socialtechnologies to accelerate change ?
  • 5. What happened in North Africa ?How did this enable regime change ?
  • 6. How did this enable regime change ?
  • 7. How did this enable regime change ? Witness
  • 8. SupernodeHow did this enable regime change ?
  • 9. How did this enable regime change ? Bridge
  • 10. How did this enable regime change ? Interpretation
  • 11. How did this enable regime change ? Selection
  • 12. How did this enable regime change ? Mutation
  • 13. How did this enable regime change ? Amplification
  • 14. How did this enable regime change ? Activation
  • 15. How did this enable regime change ? Collective
  • 16. What are the technical enablers ?
  • 17. CREATE TRANSMIT MUTATE
  • 18. CREATE TRANSMIT MUTATE Capture Tweet Edit Upload Amplify Hashtag RSS Meme Like Blog
  • 19. What matters from a human perspective ? •Visual •Redundant network •$0 distribution •Uncensored •Amplification of weak link
  • 20. 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
  • 21. Next steps1) Understand and evolve data2) Layer on development thinking3) Evolve platform
  • 22. 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
  • 23. 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