Deadline for Proposals: Friday at 5:00 PM EST, November 17, 2006
At the Gathering of Community Digital Storytellers (see blog at http://communitydigitalstorytellers.blogspot.com/) in June of 2006, more than forty digital storytelling facilitators from a wide range of communities across the country came together at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Participants connected with one another; and shared teaching methods, organizing strategies, and approaches to distribution. Participants also began to identify ways to form collaborative efforts to take this important work to the next level of impact. This event was sponsored by MassIMPACT, Creative Narrations, and the Center for Digital Storytelling.
Join the TechSoup Community, November 1-3, for a free, three-day online event about wikis.
The event will be hosted by Adam Frey of Wikispaces and other wiki experts and designers. They will answer questions like: What is a wiki? How do wikis work? How would my nonprofit use a wiki? How do I build or energize a community around a wiki?
You don't need to register. Just show up November 1-3 on the event's forum and participate. If you have any questions beforehand, you can either post them in the forum or email Susan Tenby, Tech Soup's Community Manager, at susan AT techsoup DOT org.
Just two months after launching Meebo, Seth Sternberg spoke at our second San Francisco Net Tuesday in December of 2005. According to Seth's recent post on the Meeblog, on October 2, 2006, the 500,000th person registered for a Meebo account and 42,000 unique Meebome widgets have been embedded on web pages.
Right after the Netsquared Conference last May, I kept thinking about a concept that Allison Hewlitt shared during one of the project sprints, a "write shop" where a group of folks get together and write curriculum or documentation. Sometime during the redeye home, it morphed into a different concept - playshop.
During the past few months I've been researching the role of mobile phones as an emerging tool for participation in civil society. The result is a series of Strategy Guides published by MobileActive that are designed to equip organizations around the world with the know-how to deploy effective mobile campaigns for a variety of types of activism and advocacy. The first Guide in this series (published today) focuses on using mobile phones in electoral and voter registration campaigns. Other Guides will focus on advocacy, fundraising, and mobile organizing. This first Guide looks at uses of mobile phones in electoral monitoring (case studies in Thailand, the Philippines, and Montenegro), voter registration (U.S.-based Rock the Vote, MobileVoter, and Voto Latino), and candidate and political party support (case studies in Spain and U.S.). The Guides are a joint project of MobileActive,Green Media Toolshed, and NTEN, and are made possible with support from the Surdna Foundation, a leader in supporting civic engagement and the use of technology in nonprofit organizations. My personal thanks to everyone who spent time helping me with research and fact finding. You can grab MobileActive Strategy Guide #1 at http://www.mobileactive.org/guides/.
It has been two months after the biggest oil spill knocked off the feet of the people of Guimaras and nearby provinces. The problem remains as MT Solar 1 is still 3,000 feet below the sea and continues to spew bunker fuel.It is quite early for Petron Corporation, Sunshine Maritime Development Corporation, and even for the Arroyo government to suffer dementia and make it appear that things are getting better each day in Guimaras.
Two months is too short for them to simply forget the extent of damage brought by the oil spill. Amidst attempt to cover up the issue, the fact remains that the affected people suffer the brunt of the tragedy.