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Making An Impact With OpenStreetMap: A NetSquared Cambridge Event Wrap-Up

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Besides my role with NetSquared globally, I also organize a monthly NetSquared event locally, in Cambridge, UK. The April Net2Camb event was led by David Earl, an early member of the OpenStreetMap team who has helped to record mapping data for much of our region. In his talk, David shared the journey the small OSM team and larger global community have taken to make real humanitarian impact using open source maps.

Getting Started Using Social Media for Social Good: An Interview with Ryan Crowe

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Nobody starts out an expert. Learn one man's journey getting started using social media for social good.

I met Ryan Crowe a few months ago when he contacted me about some community-building plans he was creating at the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation. He was unsure of his path and needed some help from someone who had been through it before. We've all been there.

May Net2 Think Tank: Improving Lives in Rural Communities with ICTs

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May 17 will mark World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). To celebrate, we're using this year's WTISD theme, "Better Life in Rural Communities with ICTs" to guide our Net2 Think Tank question for May!

For this month's Net2 Think Tank, we're brainstorming ideas for closing the digital divide for people living in rural areas all around the world. How are you bridging the divide and what are your tips for others who are just getting started? Share your projects and ideas with the NetSquared Community!

April Net2 Think Tank Round-up: Handling Negative Online Feedback

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Receiving feedback from your community is a great way to get them engaged with your mission. Whether it's about a specific task or a larger ideology, feedback allows us to learn and adapt to what our audiences want, need, and think. And, with the increased use of social media and collaborative technologies, we're able to give and receive feedback in real-time often with the choice to be completely anonymous. But what happens when the feedback is negative, hateful or just plain untrue?

Enter to Win the European Open Data Challenge

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Are you interested in using open data for good in Europe? The Open Data Challenge is designed to encourage interesting ways of reusing public data for the benefit of European citizens.  The competition encourages anyone from programmers to non-technical idea-makers to help create a useful app using public data.

Do you have a great idea? Here's how you can get involved:

Enter to Win the UK Technology 4 Good Awards by May 9

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The Charity Technology Trust is sponsoring the first ever UK Technology4Good Awards, which celebrates the hard work of people who use technology to make the world a better place.

Entry to the Awards is free and they are open to any UK-based charity, business, community organisation, public body or individual. Nominations are open until 5pm on Monday 9th May, with the winners announced at an Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 7th June.

April Net2 Think Tank: Handling Negative Feedback

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Receiving feedback from your community is a great way to get them engaged with your mission. Whether it's about a specific task or a larger ideology, feedback allows us to learn and adapt to what our audiences want, need, and think. And, with the increased use of social media and collaborative technologies, we're able to give and receive feedback in real-time often with the choice to be completely anonymous.

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