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Net Tuesdays in Houston and Washington DC Next Month

Both NetSquared Meetup groups in Houston and Washington DC will be meeting up again in April.

The Houston NetSquared Meetup group will get together on Tuesday, April 11th, 7 PM, at the The Stag's Head Pub.

The Washington DC NetSquared Meetup group will get together on Wednesday, April 12th, 7 PM, at Buffalo Billiards (1330 19th St., NW Metro: Dupont Circle [Red Line]).

Join either Meetup group to RSVP and for more info.

You can bring a Net Tuesday to your town by contacting us at net2 AT techsoup.org and downloading our Net Tuesday toolkit. READ MORE

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A Special SF Net Tuesday March 28: Youth, Music, Podcasting & International Partners

We're having a second Net Tuesday in San Francisco this month on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30 PM to celebrate visits from some of our NGO partners from the UK, Spain, Belgium, Poland and South Africa.

Buzz Andersen will give a demo on podcasting, and we'll have performances and presentations by youth media groups UthTV and the DJ Project.

Buzz Andersen is the creator of two Macintosh applications: Cocoalicious (a rich client for the del.icio.us social bookmarking web) and PodWorks (a popular iPod management application).  In his spare time, he works on pro audio software for Apple Computer.  He blogs infrequently at scifihifi.com. READ MORE

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Requests for Help from Your Fellow NetSquared Members

We've had a couple of posts recently from folks asking the NetSquared community for help that I wanted to point to.

In answer to the first of our Four Questions, "What's * Really * New on the Web?", Paul Lamb of the Nonprofits of the Future blog wants your opinion about what a technologically empowered nonprofit will look like 5-10 years down the road.  You can get more information and post comments on his blog, or email him at pauljlamb@gmail.com.

Last night on the community blog, Julius Huijnk, a 4th year student in the EMMA program at the HKU in the Netherlands, wrote a post asking for feedback and help building a decentralized charity web site. You can get more information at his blog, Making The Site. READ MORE

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Video Profile: Marc Scheff

I recently caught up with Marc Scheff while at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. He's the Creative Director of Goodstorm.com, an online tshirt printing company that caters to nonprofit and social change organizatons. He talks a bit about how nonprofit organizations can use tshirt sales a revenue generator, with no upfront costs.

Video Profile: Marc Scheff 
 
This video is part of NetSquared's video profile series. You can subscribe to this RSS feed with your favorite video catcher, such as iTunes, Democracy or FireAnt.
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Building a decentralized charity website

Hi everybody,

As this is my first blog, let me first introduce myself:

Julius HuijnkMy name is Julius Huijnk and as a 4'th year student Interaction Design, I’m interested in all human related subjects, creativity, media. I’m taking the EMMA program at the HKU in Hilversum, the Netherlands.

Two weeks ago, I started my project and I came across this website and the vibe I get from it, really fits great in what I'd like to do with my project. I contacted, and Britt Bravo encouraged me to post a blog. READ MORE

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Blogging at the World Water Forum

 
Patricia Jones, manager of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee's Environmental Justice Program and Friends of the Earth International are blogging from the Fourth World Water Forum in Mexico March 16-22.

The Forum is an initiative of the World Water Council that was created to raise awareness about global water issues.

According to a recent Ode Magazine article, only 2.5 percent of all of the earth's water is fresh (most of it is ice) leaving only .3 pecent available for drinking. READ MORE

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Lots O' New Stuff on the NetSquared Channel

This Week in NetSquard News #5 is up, with quick updates about what’s happening at NetSquared, followed by interviews by Eddie Codel with Craig Newmark of Craig’s List and Tantek Celik of Technorati.

Thanks to David Collin, we have interviews with Neil Gorenflo of Care2 and Andrew Hoppin of GoodStorm, and recordings of Neil's and Andrew's presentations at the last Net Tuesday in San Francisco.

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Blogs, RSS, Podcasts in Higher Education

I recently came across a blog called Syndication for Higher Ed. The blog contains information about blogs, rss, and podcasts used in Higher Education. READ MORE

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Video Profile: Ward Cunningham

Ward Cunningham, invented the wiki 10 years ago with the creation of WikiWikiWeb. He is excited about mashups and how they might change the world. 

Video Profile: Ward Cunningham 
 This video is part of NetSquared's video profile series.
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Be a Blogger for Human Rights

 

I came across a Joi Ito post today about how he's joined the board of WITNESS, an incredible nonprofit that helps other nonprofits and NGOs to use video to document, create educational materials about and advocate against human rights abuses. You can read case studies of how their videos have made a difference here, and you can also hear WITNESS' Technology Manager, Bryan Nunez, when he presents at the NetSquared conference in the spring. READ MORE