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Looking back at 2011 -- Egyptian revolution. Video interview with Heba Gamal.

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It has been almost a year since the revolution in Egypt started. It is a great time to look back at what happened and, especially in the context of the net2 blog, ask questions about the role that technology played in it. A lot has been written and said about the role of social media in the past year’s protests, and this is why here on Net2, we‘d like to bring a unique voice to the discussion.

Promoting Events Via Social Media -- The Way We Do It

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Do you promote your events online? If so: do you do it intuitively or do you follow a certain pattern? 

I have recently realized that the NetSquared Local Warsaw (NetWtorek) group has our own way of doing things, and I would like to walk you through it. As in happens with community work, especially in the social media age, there is no one way of doing things. Iit is difficult to go by the book -- you always have to be flexible enough to meet your audience needs. However, I hope this local Polish example can be a good starting point for a longer discussion on how to promote NetSquared Local events.

#GoingAnywhere? Get Your Conference Schedule Up For 2012!

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January is a month of quickly-dissolved resolutions and unrealistic plans. How about yours then? Have you already started making travel plans and scrolled down the lists of (un)conferences you’d like to attend? As a Communications Specialist for the TechSoup Global European office and the Community Driven Innovation team memeber I am looking for fun travel opportunities (that link with the learning and networking ones). Give me a hand! 

Net2 Featured Projects 2011: SMS Micro Loans

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During the last few days we have been bringing a few amazing projects that appeared on NetSquared in 2011 to your attention. This blog post is the last in the series. We want to introduce you to the SMS Micro Loans idea. Daniel Schiffman wanted to combine mini-loans and ICT while working on his Master thesis. He described and researched the project (and posted it in the NetSquared Projects Gallery), but hasn’t been able to find the funding to bring the idea to life. He still believes in the project though, and so do we. Reading this interview you can learn more about SMS Micro Loans and David himself. If you want to connect with him, please let us know in the comments or reach us using one of our social media channels (Twitter or Facebook or Google Plus). Thank you Daniel for taking time to answering our questions!

Congratulations -- We Have a Star!

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As promised, we are announcing the winner of the Net2 All Star Invitational today. Net2 team has endorsed the community vote -- we do believe in your power! All in all, the best video reflecting on a project submitted to the NetSquared Project Gallery, the one that:

  • demonstrates real and measurable social impact
  • demonstrates expertise in the focus area
  • effectively tells the story

has been created by Open Green Map -- a social mapping tool for anyone who loves ecology and embraces green living. Congratulations!

Net2 Featured Projects 2011: Expert Patient 2.0

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The first project to appear in our “reflections on 2011” blog series is Expert Patient 2.0, a project submitted to the NetSquared Project Gallery in June 2011. To better understand the idea behind the project, and learn more what happened since it was submitted to the Project Gallery I talked to Dr. Manuel Serrano Gill, an M.D/Ph.D from Spain who is a president of the Education Health and Society Foundation -- a non-profit national institution, based in the Murcia Community in Spain.

Last Submissions! Still Want To Enter Net2 All Stars? Do It Before Tomorrow

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We have said this before but this time it is for real. We are closing the Net2 All Stars Invitational this Thursday. We will be going with the over the weekend voting and announcing the winner on Tuesday, Dec the 21st. You still have a chance to become one!

Don’t waste the time -- you only have till tomorrow. Fingers crossed. We are looking forward to everything you’’d want to say.

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