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Personal Democracy Forum 2010

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Seminar report from Personal Democracy Forum 2010, New York.

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  • 1. PersonalDemocracy Forum 2010
    PersonalDemocracy Forum is the world’sleadingconferenceexploring and analyzingtechnology'simpact on politics and government.
    For sixyears, PdFhasattractedthoughtleaders and the mostconnected, drivenpeople in the industry to cometogether and learn.
    I gotinvitedby Google as one of the 20 Google Fellows - selectedbased on theirexperience in turningideas into action and developing new applications of technology in the politicalorcivicarena.
    BusyschedulefromWednesday to Saturday: Bootcamp, PdFday 1 (inc. Google Fellowmeeting & Microsoft’scoctailparties), PdFday 2, Unconference
  • 2. TwitterSlurp Feed
  • 3. CivicoLive
  • 4. Audience
  • 5. Bootcamp
    Using video and personalstorytelling for mobilizingyourcause: http://invisiblepeople.tv
    Word Tree is an interestingvisualization/analysis/searchtool for unstructuredtext: http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/page/Word_Tree.html
    Seehow social media hasbeenused to getcleanwater for morethanmillionpeople: http://www.charitywater.org
    Google Sidewikibreakingcensorship/moderation in webdiscussionboards and commentthreads? http://www.google.com/sidewiki
    A new kind of fund-raisingstrategy for non-profits: http://www.causebee.com
    A nicestoryaboutrandom act of kindness: http://sites.google.com/site/93dollarclub
  • 6. InvisiblePeople.tv
  • 7. Word Tree with Google Suggest Data
  • 8. CharityWater.org
  • 9. Causebee
  • 10. Google Sidewiki
  • 11. 93 Dollar Club
  • 12. Day 1
    Video archive: http://pdfnyc.civicolive.com
    Twitterfeed: http://personaldemocracy.com/twitter
    Using Word Trees to visualize Google suggest data: http://bit.ly/ctr7f9
    Mass-audiencevisualizationsthatletexpertsfindhiddenpatternsfrom social media data: http://flowingmedia.com/gallery.html
    Collect, visualize and analyzeyour social networkfromFacebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTubeoremailwiththisopensource Excel plug-in: http://nodexl.codeplex.com [examples]
    Politicalcampaign, transparencyorparticipationplatformreleasesby Google, Microsoft, IBM, ElectionMall, VoteIQ…
  • 13. Phrase Net (by Flowing Media)
    PhraseNetsuse a simpleform of patternmatching to providemultipleviews of the conceptscontained a book, speech, orpoem. The imagebelow is a wordgraph made from Jane Austen'snovel "Pride and Prejudice." The programhasdrawn a network of words, wheretwowordsareconnectediftheyappeartogether in a phrase of the form "X and Y”.
    For instance, "Jane" and "Elizabeth" areconnectedby a thickerarrowsince the phrase "Jane and Elizabeth" occurs 10 times in the novel. The result of thissimplepatternmatchingscheme is a surprisinglycoherentview of some of the concepts in the books.
  • 14. NodeXL
  • 15. Day 2
    OpinionSpace - engagediversecommunities, solicit and displaytheirviewpoints, and highlight the mostinsightfulsuggestions, U.S. State Department as firstclient: http://opinion.berkeley.edu/
    MorningsideAnalyticsdiscovers and monitorsonlinenetworksthatformaroundparticularideas and identifiesthoughtleaderswithstanding in theseaudiences: http://morningside-analytics.com
    Youask and vote on questions for the candidates. The top tenquestionswillbepresented to the candidates. Candidateswillposttheir video answers. Youdecideiftheyactuallyanswered the questions: http://www.10questions.com
  • 16. Opinion Space
  • 17. Morningside Analytics
  • 18. 1Questions.com
  • 19. Unconference
    Great tool for real-timecollaborativetextwriting: http://piratepad.net/pdfuncon
  • 20. Summary
    "Wehave 21st centurytechnology, butwe'reusing 20th centuryparadigms to run it."