I've been posting some blog items here on Netsquared about my graduation project Helpalot; A charity social network site with evaluations, where you can state on your personal page who your friends are and what charities you support.
There are some great developments I quickly want to share with you: I now have help from Derick, making it no longer a 'one person effort'. The Helpalot Foundation will see the light next month and thanks to the financial backing of Herman Wiegerinck co-founder of VODW marketing, we will be able to develop the site and aim to launch the site in the beginning of 2007.
The Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest has selected six exciting dewelopers and products that are being considered as finalists for its inaugural prize. The final prize recommendation will be made by an advisory panel but we would also like to hear from you. We would like to invite you to share your impressions of the products, their usability, elegance and relevance. The finalist developers and products are:
George Hotelling, Citizen Speak
Donald Lobo, CiviCRM
Jamie McClelland, Basebuilder
Ethan McCutchen, WagN
Zack Rosen, Civic Space
Kevin Smith, The Martus Project
If you are familiar with these products or would like to take some time and explore them a bit and share your insights with the Prize Advisory Panel, we welcome your feedback. This is the first year of the Pizzigati Prize and we need your guidance as we select a prize recipient who has created an elegant and usable tool, had a practical impact on the effectiveness and capacity of nonprofit organizations, and also has promoted an ethic of collaboration and sharing. You can find more about the Prize and the finalist products, and share your thoughts at http://forums.pizzigatiprize.org/index.php#5.
On Saturday, August 5, 2006, over 100,000 people took to the streets of central London to demand an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Lebanon. The largest emergency demonstration in British history was organized by the Stop the War Coalition and led by renowned peace advocate Bianca Jagger, who had invited dropping knowledge to join her on the march.
Podcast volunteer, David Collin, has re-posted the recording of the NetSquared Conference session, "Open Source Computing for the People: Can the Dream Become Reality?" on the new NetSquared podcast channel in twoparts. The speakers were:
economie, a London-based socially responsible investment firm has launched a social network at economie.sossoon.net to lead up to their eco6 conference in October. According to their press release, the network has all kinds of bells and whistles: