Many organizations are struggling with the gap between social media hype versus concrete results and return on investment. This session explores the way digital native organizations like Mozilla (makers of the popular open source Firefox web browser) are using smart collaborative tools and an “open everything” approach to optimize day-to-day work, bring in volunteer contributors, and advance their overall mission. If 2008 was all about going “viral” -- using the web to try and reach large numbers of people with relatively superficial engagement -- 2010 may be all about the opposite: using the right open web tools and best practices to empower smaller numbers of people to work smarter, increase impact, and get things done.
Attendees Will Walk Away With:
• A sense of where the web and social media are headed
• Best practices around “open web” tools and methods
• Ideas on increasing volunteer and community contribution inside and outside your organization
Matt Thompson - Web Lead, Mozilla Drumbeat, Mozilla Foundation
Matt is an open Internet evangelist and online campaign strategist. He recently joined the Mozilla Foundation as the web lead for Mozilla Drumbeat, a new effort to support projects and people that protect the open web and invent the Internet’s future. Before joining Mozilla, Matt worked as an online campaign strategist and guest speaker for organizations like Free Press, Greenpeace Canada and the London School of Economics.