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Social Actions at the NY Tech Meetup


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Social Actions presentation to the NY Tech Meetup on March 4, 2008.

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Social Actions at the NY Tech Meetup

  1. 1. Presented by Peter Deitz, Social Actions March 4, 2008 @ the NY Tech Meetup Find Social Actions. Create Social Change.
  2. 2. What is a Social Action Platform?
  3. 3. The problem with self-organizing today… <ul><li>29+ social action platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Each with its own: </li></ul><ul><li>User base </li></ul><ul><li>Facbeook app </li></ul><ul><li>Tag cloud </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation system </li></ul><ul><li>Widget system </li></ul><ul><li>Payment method </li></ul><ul><li>Fee structure </li></ul>
  4. 4. Platforms built to empower individuals… <ul><li>Place the full responsibility for amplifying a campaign on the campaign creators </li></ul><ul><li>Compel potential collaborators to find interesting campaigns by visiting each platform separately </li></ul><ul><li>As a result… </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-to-peer social change doesn’t happen on the scale that it could be </li></ul>?
  5. 5. What is Social Actions? “ A sure sign of maturity in any market is an aggregation site that pulls data from many of these sites: Social Actions does just that.” -
  6. 6. Currently, Social Actions consists of… <ul><li>A search engine and RSS feed generator </li></ul><ul><li>A wizard to help people launch their own campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>A complete guide to sixteen social action platforms </li></ul><ul><li>A blog about the peer-to-peer social change movement </li></ul>
  7. 7. And I’m currently working on… <ul><li>An open standard for creating mashups of the 29+ social action platforms </li></ul>+ = A continuously updated repository of peer-to-peer social change campaigns
  8. 8. The Social Actions API <ul><li>An open standard for indexing peer-to-peer social change campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Available to any 3 rd party web application or online community </li></ul><ul><li>Resulting in the unrestricted flow of social change campaigns. </li></ul>OpenSocial
  9. 9. Possible Mashups of Social Action Platforms <ul><li>Other ideas: </li></ul><ul><li>Campaign listings for nonprofits </li></ul><ul><li>Newsfeeds for individuals </li></ul><ul><li>An ‘Adwords’-style widget </li></ul><ul><li>A recommendation engine </li></ul><ul><li>A Digg-like voting system </li></ul><ul><li>All kinds of visual representations of the dataset </li></ul>A global map A universal tag cloud
  10. 10. The NetSquared Mashup Challenge Voting starts on mach 17, 2008 Help build the first mashup of 29+ social action platforms! [email_address]