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MobiChange: Using mobile social networking to mobilize social change

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  • @Abhilash: I'm sure that MobiChange will not go viral and spread on its own. A project like this will require grassroots outreach in local communities with the help of organizations that already have an offline outreach infrastructure. For instance, if I was to pilot MobiChange in Mumbai, one of the first people I'll speak to will be Karmayog.
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  • Honestly, I love the idea of mobile social networks. The point is, however, most of us do realize its value - and what everyone's interested in, is how mobichange.org is going to penetrate the market. There are mobile social networks today, with low penetration. mobichange.org is better - Multilingual voice support. Open source. But what is the killer push required for penetration into local communities?

    Nice presentation. But i think the only slide that matters is Slide 5, and it will be great to see a follow-up presentation with this slide explained in detail.

    All the best!
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MobiChange

  1. 1. Using Mobile Social Networks to Mobilize Social Change
  2. 2. Why ICT4D? ICTs have network- based ICTs enable multiplier capability effects across building for economic both sectors individuals ICTs enable and access to institutions information for better economic decisions
  3. 3. Why Mobile? ICT Penetration in India (August 2008) 30.00% 25.00% 27.02% 20.00% 15.00% 10.00% 5.00% 5.31% 0.00% 0.04% Broadband Internet Mobile Mobile is the only accessible and affordable ICT in developing countries in Asia and Africa.
  4. 4. Why Mobile Social Networks? Metcalfe’s Law: Mobile Networks Reed’s Law: Mobile Social Networks The value of a telecommunications The value of a group forming social network is proportional to n2. network is proportional to 2n. 4,950 for n = 100. 1,267,650,600,228,230,000,000,00 0,000,000 for n=100.
  5. 5. Why ? Social network in the cloud based on the values of collaboration, community and user generated content Accessed exclusively by mobile phones via intuitive multi-lingual voice and text message based menus Open source to support customization by NGOs to create local cause-based communities Connected to other local cause- based communities
  6. 6. Using Mobile Social Networks to Mobilize Social Change

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