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Activism 20

Apps of Kindness: Crisis Camp Launches 3 New Web Apps for Haiti

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chrissie Brodigan

At a time where some of the smartest minds in tech innovation are distracted by cool apps for Twitter, the outpouring of response to develop technologies to: disperse food, map the area, translate information into Kreoyle, and design visualizations that track donation money are causing the biggest change to how, who, and where volunteers participate.

Texting for Change, Immigration Reform's Stealth Strategy

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chrissie Brodigan

Text messaging isn't only about connecting, it's also about organizing. Largely through grassroots organizations, text messaging has become a major tool that's being used to organize for immigration reform.

What's Left? An Interview With Jennifer Nedeau, Former Director of Digital Strategy, Air America Media

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chrissie Brodigan

Air America's end reveals a great opportunity that the left needs to find a way to fill and fill fast. The right is surpassing the left in both its simple use of existing tools as well as innovation of new tools.

Online Activism 1.7: Lessons Learned in Copenhagen

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Kevin Grandia

While social media played a role like never before in the run-up and during Copenhagen, there remain issues that must be overcome before activism fully utilizes the power of social media.

Activism 2.0: New Yorkers for Marriage Equality Ready for 2010

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chrissie Brodigan

The vote blocking New York Marriage Equality was among the most disappointing legislative upsets in 2009, was also paired alongside activists' implementation of some of the most innovating technology on the market.

Activism 2.0: Creating Casablanca in Copenhagen, The Fresh Air Center

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chrissie Brodigan

Projects like the Fresh Air Center are the success of a failed UN summit because of the social relationships established and the well-rooted online infrastructure and knowledge base created.