Monthly Archives: May 2006

NetSquared Human Rights Session

Patrick Ball, Benetech Small organizations on the ground don’t want to share their data– it’s their ticket of entry to policy discussions. They do need crypto and communication so they can get their data to a secure place even if … Continue reading

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NetSquared: state of Open Source Software for Nonprofits

Some audience questions before the start of the session: Is Open Source relevant? Or are open APIs all that matters? Are there underlying values for NPOs choosing tech, or is it just a question of picking what works best David … Continue reading

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Some notes from NetSquared, Session 1

At NetSquared Howard Rheingold: “Still need a residue of hierarchy, but it can be a pretty small one” Paul Saffo: “The power of the whisper” My summary of the morning: when the analysis gets complicated, just remember, “It’s the participation, … Continue reading

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NetSquared, CitizenJournalism session

Dan Gillmor. Citizen Journalism is becoming the norm. Eyewitness reports from disasters are just the beginning. Digg is the darling example now because it has ratings of news stories, though he also mentions Slashdot for rating the commentary. (Look for … Continue reading

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On to Calaveras for WineCamp

At the dinner after Online Community Camp, Greg Beuthin from ComputMentor told me about WineCamp, where geeks and non-profits were camping out for the weekend. Some of the people from CivicSpace were going to be there, and a major goal … Continue reading

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Online Community Camp

I’m at an Online Community Camp. “Camp” is the new word for conferences that are only loosely organized– people propose topics at the beginning of the day and people go to whatever seems interesting. Who’s here: Vendors Consultants Community managers, … Continue reading

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