The Changing Face of Activism: the Impact of Technology and New Media

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Published on May 25, 2008

Author: evgeny.morozov

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a presentation by Evgeny Morozov at the World Animal Forum 2008

The Changing Face of Activism The Impact of Technology and New Media by Evgeny Morozov May 23, 2008

 

 

Somebody writes all those blogs!

...and somebody reads them!

Why should you care?

Why micro-publishing matters

It's easier to get your stories out!

From Individuals to Networks

 

 

 

From cloud computing to cloud campaigning probably 95% of your campaigning can be done with existing online tools; don't build new ones!!!

Maps Mash-ups: case-study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...and 1412 more mash-ups with Google Maps ...336 with Flickr ...239 with YouTube

Don't only think in terms of web-sites!!!

Ringtones

Lifestyle-trackers

~ 3,3 billion mobile phone subscribers globally The rising role of mobile activism

More than 1,1 billion sold last year worldwide

97% of people surveyed in Tanzania said they could access a mobile phone, while just 28% could access a land line phone...

Young people in the US 4.2% more likely to vote after an SMS reminder

Global New Year's SMS traffic: 43 billion messages, 30% up from last year

Kenya : only 19% of the country's 36 million people are reached by traditional banking institutions. BUT virtually have access to the mobile phone.

 

 

SMS the word 'HIV' to 31771 followed by their post code or town name. Their two nearest testing locations will be SMS'ed back.

 

EpiSurveyor is a free, open source tool enabling anyone to very easily create a handheld data entry form, collect data on a mobile device, and then transfer the data back to a desktop or laptop for analysis

 

 

 

 

 

Leverage your community: crowdsource

What is “crowdsourcing”? ...the act of taking a task traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people, in the form of an open call

 

 

 

 

Abandoning the Old Model

From networks of sympathizers to networks of activists

 

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