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Technology driven social change.key

  1. 1. Using SocialTechnology toAccelerate SocialChange@nilanp
  2. 2. Nilan PeirisDisruptive SocialTechnologistCMTO - HolidayExtras.comPassionate about usingtechology to enable change
  3. 3. Oxfam...... seeks to work with others toalleviate poverty and sufferingThrough: ✦ Crisis Relief ✦ International Development ✦ Campaigning for policy change
  4. 4. Given the events in North Africa -where and how could Oxfam invest inenabling disruptive socialtechnologies to accelerate change ?
  5. 5. What happened in North Africa ?How did this enable regime change ?
  6. 6. How did this enable regime change ?
  7. 7. How did this enable regime change ? Witness
  8. 8. SupernodeHow did this enable regime change ?
  9. 9. How did this enable regime change ? Bridge
  10. 10. How did this enable regime change ? Interpretation
  11. 11. How did this enable regime change ? Selection
  12. 12. How did this enable regime change ? Mutation
  13. 13. How did this enable regime change ? Amplification
  14. 14. How did this enable regime change ? Activation
  15. 15. How did this enable regime change ? Collective
  16. 16. What are the technical enablers ?
  17. 17. CREATE TRANSMIT MUTATE
  18. 18. CREATE TRANSMIT MUTATE Capture Tweet Edit Upload Amplify Hashtag RSS Meme Like Blog
  19. 19. What matters from a human perspective ? •Visual •Redundant network •$0 distribution •Uncensored •Amplification of weak link
  20. 20. Why is this important ?In countries with no credibleopposition, no counterbalance toleadership, no free pressA platform for the distribution andevolution of ideas is a catalystfor change
  21. 21. Next steps1) Understand and evolve data2) Layer on development thinking3) Evolve platform
  22. 22. Ideas to Evolve platform1)Secure platform -e.g.encrypt tweets2)Store distributed media -e.g.torrent file sharing ontwitter3)Evolve leadership andcollective decision makingstructures e.g. use opensource, creative commonsmodels
  23. 23. Contributors:@joe_stump - founder of digg.com@phil_blue - aid worker - liberia@jim_webber - Chief Scientist Neo4J@tr_baldwin - head of ecommerce OUP@laia_collazos - head of digital TES@the_kensta - Data Scientist - Holidayextras.com

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