WorldCoolers by Collactive allows users to download WorldCoolers' Collactive Desktop, receive articles about global warming, and share opinions and resources with others. I can't test it 'cause it requires Windows XP/2000, and I'm on a Mac, but it looks cool. Would somebody on a PC test it out and let me know what you think?
Level of security and comfort. A teleconference (using a new technology or for a person unfamiliar with teleconferences) adds to your level of insecurity and discomfort, that you have in new groups. So if you have a new group, you can hardly get people to feel secure enough to get good work done. After all, these are all things that you have to consider while choosing for a f2f meeting, an online asynchronous discussion, a chat or a teleconference. A participant who was new in the group: ‘If it had not been for the explicit remarks that we were dealing with an experiment, I would have felt disappointed about this meeting. It was emotionally stressing. I compare this with meetings a had in South America, were I just started speaking Spanish. Even though I did not understand everything, it did not feel right to keep questioning: 'what do you mean', or 'would you repeat this?'. Still, people might ask for my opinion and expected you to participate in decision making. The experience with skype may be even worse: In the situation of our conference I could not check your faces, there were no lips to be read, no clues from the context. I felt insecure. I was so busy trying to listen that I had no energy left to check with the notes. I did not make notes myself, because I felt insecure about the content-value of what I could add.’’
Birthplace of George Foreman and other prominent members of society, the 5th Ward is a very historical part of Houston. Originally settled by newly freed slaves after the Civil War, the Ward in later years became a hotbed of violence and drug activity with the city's lowest income levels.
Are you looking for new fundraising models that are fun, engaging and use the social web? Come hear Matt Flannery, CEO and Co-Founder of Kiva.org, the first Web site to let anyone with a PayPal account be a "banker to the poor", and Pim Techamuanvivit (Chez Pim) a food blogger who raised $17,000 for UNICEF with her 2005 Menu for Hope campaign.
This past fall we piloted a new service called "Schoolhouse Supplies Online". The basic idea is to provide an online tool for parents to purchase school supplies for their children. What makes this tool special is that all of the specifics are handled through an amazing nonprofit here in Portland called Schoolhouse Supplies.
Schoolhouse Supplies is a seven-year old Portland organization providing free school supplies to local area schools. Teachers visit the free store and "shop" for items they need for their classroom. The supplies are donated by businesses, or purchased by Schoolhouse Supplies through donated funds.
Does your organizational structure support web innovation or inhibit it? Social Signal's first podcast will help you learn how to make the most of your own team's structure from the web strategists at two very different nonprofits: Corrie Frasier, Online Communications Manager for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Jed Miller, Director of Internet programs for the American Civil Liberties Union. Corrie a
psiphon is a censorship circumvention solution that allows users to access blocked sites in countries where the Internet is censored. psiphon turns a regular home computer into a personal, encrypted server capable of retrieving and displaying web pages anywhere
Who will use psiphon?
psiphon operates through networks of trust. There are psiphon providers who install and administer a psiphon server (psiphonode) in an uncensored country, and psiphon users (psiphonites) who login and access the server from a country that censors the Internet."