She describes the overall phase Dutch NGOs are in, concerning the implementation of e-collaboration in their work and how they became enthusiastic. Then she describes the implementation stage of the various new tools that were introduced (ranging from moodle to social bookmarking). How did people start looking for the right tool, how did they approach and convince others and how are they planning for the future? She also presents an overview of the benefits e-collaboration brought to the people who are experimenting with it and the difficulties they encountered in the broadest way.
The video is hosted by Revver, a video-sharing platform that uses Creative Commons licenses to help creators make money from their work. Revver attaches an ad at the end of each video on its network. When a viewer clicks on the ad, Revver splits the ad revenue with the video's creator. Usually, it is a 50/50 split, but Revver is giving Creative Commons 100% of the money for their videos till December 31, 2006.
Last week I posted a desperate plea to "Dear Abby" to help us find a contact at the iTunes Music Store who could help us with the NetSquared podcast feed--no matter how many things I had tried, for three months it had been rejected.
Low and behold, I checked the iTunes Music Store today, and it was listed in the Tech News section.
Going a step beyond voting, people are using their video cameras and even cell phones to document voter intimidation, long lines, voter equipment problems, and to keep tabs of what's going on during the election.
Video the Vote was inspired by American Blackout, a movie about voter suppression, and encourages citizens to film the vote. Going one step further in futuristic media coverage, YouthNoise and Veeker are presenting Veek the Vote. A Veek is apparently a video taken with a cell phones (a video peek) and people are encouraged to take video peeks at their local elections and upload them. People can then not only view streaming videos from people's cell phones, but can embed the veek the vote player on their site. Actually, I'm going to do that right now. Let's seek how it goes.
The kudos need to go mostly to Eddie Codel who shot and edited each piece. If you haven't had a chance to check out Eddie's video interviews for NetSquared with web innovators and nonprofit workers who are using the social web for social change, click away below. (Note: some people no longer work at the companies they were representing).
Met today with Allen Gunn, Executive Director of Aspiration. Got invaluable advice on the technical, editorial, marketing, and educational aspects of our Silicon Valley Commons project. Astonishing how he covered so much ground, and in such depth, in less than an hour.
Tara Hunt referred me to Gina Cardazone for help with our wiki ezine project. In particular, we need to collect story ideas (people & organizations doing great work in the Silicon Valley) and to recruit volunteers to help us tell the stories.
1. Sign a pledge, track the impact of their pledge on a map, and possibly be listed as one of the campaign's Most Active Participants (people who have passed the email on to the greatest number of friends).
It's a particular crusade of mine to encourage not-for-profits to identify an internal champion (or recruit a virtual volunteer) to take on this role. Call it what you will, and David Wilcox and Beth Kanter, have both had a go at (re)inventing job labels. I like Beth Kanter's "Social Media Coach". But how about "Cause Evangelist"? Anyway, you get the idea.
Interest in social media among not-for-profits right now is high. A good many are researching good practice and developing their strategies for participating in and monitoring social networks and the blogosphere.
Back in August, Britt wrote about the wiki we built to collect notes from the Craigslist Foundation Nonprofit Boot Camp. Now that Cragslist & Social Innovations have begun posting podcasts of the sessions, we've also started to post audio indices of the recordings (here's an example). We encourage you to make some indices of your own, and to share them on the wiki.