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Personal Democracy Forum 2010

  1. 1. PersonalDemocracy Forum 2010<br />PersonalDemocracy Forum is the world’sleadingconferenceexploring and analyzingtechnology'simpact on politics and government.<br />For sixyears, PdFhasattractedthoughtleaders and the mostconnected, drivenpeople in the industry to cometogether and learn.<br />I gotinvitedby Google as one of the 20 Google Fellows - selectedbased on theirexperience in turningideas into action and developing new applications of technology in the politicalorcivicarena. <br />BusyschedulefromWednesday to Saturday: Bootcamp, PdFday 1 (inc. Google Fellowmeeting & Microsoft’scoctailparties), PdFday 2, Unconference<br />
  2. 2. TwitterSlurp Feed<br />
  3. 3. CivicoLive<br />
  4. 4. Audience<br />
  5. 5. Bootcamp<br />Using video and personalstorytelling for mobilizingyourcause: http://invisiblepeople.tv<br />Word Tree is an interestingvisualization/analysis/searchtool for unstructuredtext: http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/page/Word_Tree.html<br />Seehow social media hasbeenused to getcleanwater for morethanmillionpeople: http://www.charitywater.org<br />Google Sidewikibreakingcensorship/moderation in webdiscussionboards and commentthreads? http://www.google.com/sidewiki<br />A new kind of fund-raisingstrategy for non-profits: http://www.causebee.com<br />A nicestoryaboutrandom act of kindness: http://sites.google.com/site/93dollarclub<br />
  6. 6. InvisiblePeople.tv<br />
  7. 7. Word Tree with Google Suggest Data<br />
  8. 8. CharityWater.org<br />
  9. 9. Causebee<br />
  10. 10. Google Sidewiki<br />
  11. 11. 93 Dollar Club<br />
  12. 12. Day 1<br />Video archive: http://pdfnyc.civicolive.com<br />Twitterfeed: http://personaldemocracy.com/twitter<br />Using Word Trees to visualize Google suggest data: http://bit.ly/ctr7f9<br />Mass-audiencevisualizationsthatletexpertsfindhiddenpatternsfrom social media data: http://flowingmedia.com/gallery.html<br />Collect, visualize and analyzeyour social networkfromFacebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTubeoremailwiththisopensource Excel plug-in: http://nodexl.codeplex.com [examples]<br />Politicalcampaign, transparencyorparticipationplatformreleasesby Google, Microsoft, IBM, ElectionMall, VoteIQ…<br />
  13. 13. Phrase Net (by Flowing Media)<br />PhraseNetsuse a simpleform of patternmatching to providemultipleviews of the conceptscontained a book, speech, orpoem. The imagebelow is a wordgraph made from Jane Austen'snovel "Pride and Prejudice." The programhasdrawn a network of words, wheretwowordsareconnectediftheyappeartogether in a phrase of the form "X and Y”.<br /> For instance, "Jane" and "Elizabeth" areconnectedby a thickerarrowsince the phrase "Jane and Elizabeth" occurs 10 times in the novel. The result of thissimplepatternmatchingscheme is a surprisinglycoherentview of some of the concepts in the books. <br />
  14. 14. NodeXL<br />
  15. 15. Day 2<br />OpinionSpace - engagediversecommunities, solicit and displaytheirviewpoints, and highlight the mostinsightfulsuggestions, U.S. State Department as firstclient: http://opinion.berkeley.edu/<br />MorningsideAnalyticsdiscovers and monitorsonlinenetworksthatformaroundparticularideas and identifiesthoughtleaderswithstanding in theseaudiences: http://morningside-analytics.com<br />Youask and vote on questions for the candidates. The top tenquestionswillbepresented to the candidates. Candidateswillposttheir video answers. Youdecideiftheyactuallyanswered the questions: http://www.10questions.com<br />
  16. 16. Opinion Space<br />
  17. 17. Morningside Analytics<br />
  18. 18. 1Questions.com<br />
  19. 19. Unconference<br />Great tool for real-timecollaborativetextwriting: http://piratepad.net/pdfuncon<br />
  20. 20. Summary<br /> "Wehave 21st centurytechnology, butwe'reusing 20th centuryparadigms to run it."<br />

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