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Citizen Superheroes (given at Web Directions North 08)


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Citizen Superheroes (given at Web Directions North 08)

  1. ...and other tales from gov’t 2.0 Citizen superheroes
  2. starring: Tara 'miss rogue' hunt superpowers include: • empathic customer sensory • human behavior precognition • people refocus beams • enhanced word of mouth spreading
  3. the scene Canada we are in the heartland of heroes...Canada.
  4. The Villians
  5. a.k .a. Tho se by- go ne 1.0 era beh avi our s centralization secrets distrust
  6. The Heroes
  7. a.k .a. the cor et ene ts of we b2 .0 openness collaboration community
  8. and of Trust is at the heart of web 2.0
  9. There is a whole generation of people who embrace these heroes
  10. New York Mag: quot;Say Everythingquot; Feb 12, 2007
  12. Meanwhile...somewhere around the planet...
  13. I waited for the Caltrain for over an hour because I just couldn’t read that confusing time table! Arrrrrgh! the case of the horrific data citizens cal & chris save the day
  14. You know, Chris, I haven't the this is alot of foggiest. Let's So, they log onto the Caltrain site... fun, but i need to check the get going. do you schedule! know when the next Caltrain is? GADZOOKS! HOW DO THEY EXPECT US TO UNDERSTAND THIS? not long ago... That will never do...plotting a scheme to improve that I must nasty interface... help, too! And the two of them go off to redesign...
  15. The next day...
  16. grid From...
  17. Wow Cal!! This looks great!!! TO... I know! People can actually figure out when the next train will be now!!!
  18. To be continued...
  19. speaking of transit, let's come back to Canada to see what's happening here...
  20. the TTC goes to camp citizen superheroes strike again!
  21. all starts with a discussion, mostly on blogs, started by Robert Oullette, who says the TTC needs a bit of citizen intervention quot;barcampquot; style... The TTc is such a rockin' system, too bad the website suxor! Well, you know...we really don't have to put up with that. Let's get together with a bunch of people 'barcamp' style and make some changes!
  22. ...flashback sequence... Ryanne Hodsen - “What the heck is Barcamp?”
  23. ooooo... pretty cool, but what does this have to do with transit? I know what you are thinking... how does Barcamp become transitcamp? HEY! Are you reading my mind? Sorry... superpowers, remember?
  24. Barcamps are characterized by the lack of prescheduling and the phenomenon known as...
  25. Hi!! I'm Mark Kuznicki and I'm Passionate about Civic Engagement! And there was music... So this guy and a bunch of others put this thing on... Is that a Maquette?! Fun! And Designs for the new TTC website... And Ideas for transit in the future...
  26. ...and all is well that ends well... video:
  27. the grid karen fung schedules buttons
  28. , 2008 area 3-24campbay Feb 2ansit Co amp barc To be continued...
  29. off to find our next citizen superhero!!!
  30. san diego is burning the multi-citizen hero squad
  31. As the fires raged around them, citizens with cameras, phones, computers and other technology recorded...
  32. They reported on everything they could find out so that others could find their loved ones...
  33. They made maps from data gathered from various sources (mostly other citizens recording openly online)...
  34. They took over 10,000 photos, many of which were used by news stations...
  35. ...The traditional news outlets have done a fantastic job of sensationalizing the already sensational...If their goal was simply to make me anxious, then job well done... from: san-diego-wildfire-updates-with-google- maps/
  36. Fortunately, we have the Internet, with its Web 2.0, open API’s, and several clever people who have been able to assemble some very useful information. Here’s my favorite of the bunch. It’s a Google Map of the San Diego area, with polygons and icons showing the perimeter of the fire at various times throughout the past few days, along with road closings, shelter locations, and other updates. from: san-diego-wildfire-updates-with-google- maps/
  37. ordinary people doing the league of super citizens extraordinary things
  38. Citizen Heroes in the United Kingdom
  39. Citizen Heroes in CHICAGO
  40. citizen superheroes across the USA
  41. citizen superheroes across the USA
  42. Citizen Heroes in Wausau
  43. Citizen Heroes in Quebec
  44. Citizen Superheroes in Toronto, and across Canada
  45. Citizen Superheroes in Toronto, and across Canada
  46. engaging citizen heroes in ann arbor, michigan
  47. engaging citizen heroes in new zealand
  48. Library of Congress engages citizen Superheroes
  49. Library of Congress engages citizen Superheroes
  50. There are thousands of heroes out there who we haven't covered here...
  51. back to the scene of action: Canada
  52. So, how do I engage this energy?
  54. how to encourage collaboration a platform (provide APIs - make data available)
  55. “ A quot;platformquot; is a system that can be programmed and therefore customized by outside developers – users – and in that way, adapted to countless needs and niches that the platform's original developers could ” not have possibly contemplated, much less had time to accommodate. –Marc Andreessen, kinds.html talk to me about stuff like Microformats, APIs and OpenID afterwards!
  56. how to encourage collaboration a platform (provide progress APIs - make data available) 7. take simple, small steps 8.reach out to people from 2.publish everything different backgrounds openly and industries available 9.view the public as a 4.embrace the chaos partner, not a recipient 5.reward contributors real, open betas
  57. government 2.0 = partnering with engaged citizens
  58. Like me.
  59. And Chris.
  60. and Cal (iamcaltrain).
  61. and Mark (transitcamp).
  62. and Nate (#sandiegofire).
  63. 100% authentic certified wholehearted trust government 2.0=trust
  65. About those rockin’ images • Many of them are purchased from • Those borrowed from Flickr are: • Cal Henderson: • California Fires: • Caltrain: • Chris and Cal Yell: • Chris and Cal Laugh: • TTC street shot: • Transit Waiting Area: • Accordian Guy: • Design Slam TransitCamp: • Whiteboard TransitCamp: • The Grid TransitCamp: • And the song, of course, “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell (classic)
  66. sites of note: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
  67. Tara Hunt 415.694.1951 skype: tarahunt747