N2Y4 Crowdsourcing Solutions

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N2Y4 Crowdsourcing Solutions

  1. 1. Crowdsourcing Solutions D2 NetSquared N2Y4 Conference @netsquared #N2Y4 www.netsquared.org/n2y4 Mark Belinsky Digital Democracy @mbelinsky mbelinsky@dtwo.org Government, Citizens and the Third Sector 1
  2. 2. Research Youth Perspectives from the Thai-Burma Border Youth Perspectives from the Thai-Burma Border Overcoming Obstacles, Creating Opportunities www.newwordsmedia.com 2
  3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteafrican/2736565604/ Key finding Young Burmese with access to the internet were more likely to identify themselves as activists 3
  4. 4. Saffron Revolution Mobile phones were used by monks and other citizen journalists to send information to the outside world. www.uscampaignforburma.org 4
  5. 5. Ushahidi an open-source platform used during the Kenyan election to crowdsource and map incidences of violence. 5
  6. 6. Ushahidi an open-source platform used during the Kenyan election to crowdsource and map incidences of violence. 5
  7. 7. Virtual Community Center - Mobile A network for map-based micro-blogging, which will be used by individuals and organizations along Burma's borders. Handheld Human Rights: supports inter and intra-group communication for human rights organizations while allowing them to map shared data via mobile phones. The goal is to have more accessible and reliable information about human rights abuses. Crowdsourcing the Constitution: •Facilitates communication between political and religious leaders and their constituents by distributing videos of their speeches through mobiles, allowing individuals to respond via SMS. The goal is to engage individuals in the political process. Photo By: Emily Jacobi @ New Words Media 6
  8. 8. Twitter Vote Report Built to use citizen reports to monitor issues at the polls during the 2008 US elections. 7
  9. 9. Government, Citizens and the Third Sector 8
  10. 10. Government, Citizens and the Third Sector HOW WOULD YOU ANSWER: IF I KNEW THIS, I COULD DO THAT 8
  11. 11. Government, Citizens and the Third Sector HOW WOULD YOU ANSWER: IF I KNEW THIS, I COULD DO THAT WHAT COULD WE DO WITH THAT INFORMATION: LOBBY THE GOVERNMENT WITH MORE ACCOUNTABILITY 8
  12. 12. Government, Citizens and the Third Sector HOW WOULD YOU ANSWER: IF I KNEW THIS, I COULD DO THAT WHAT COULD WE DO WITH THAT INFORMATION: LOBBY THE GOVERNMENT WITH MORE ACCOUNTABILITY INCENTIVE FOR PARTICIPATION CITIZENS: BETTER COMMUNITIES GOVERNMENT: BETTER INFORMATION ABOUT VOTERS 3RD SECTOR: ADDITIONAL STIMULUS 8

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