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Social Media and Political Campaign

Posted by on Apr 7, 2009 in Events

Rachel Sklar talks withGlynnis MacNicol, Micah Sifry, co-founder of TechPresident andAndrew Coyne Twitter is great but IRL works (in real life). Rachel How did social media impact the election south of the border? Micah As a by product of an election that goes on for 2years before the campaign gets organized. Massive amounts of people that don’t only watch but not participate actively. The big change from voter generated content is a whole new factor that is beyond the control of the campaign. Obama was very effective use of YouTube over 2k of campaign generated videos. 150million...

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How is the web changing the way we learn today

Posted by on Apr 7, 2009 in Events

Live blogging with Sacha Chua talks withJohn Philip Green, Justin Medved and Clare Brett Justin It’s harder for classrooms to be relevant today as traditional methods of teaching. Teaching and learning are being re-defined and lot’s of reflection in this regards. Clare Gap is really wide and we are on a cusp as there has to be more way to make technology relevant today. Serious consequenses for our society and schools have a big roll to play in reducing that. John Most interested in exploring education can be a big business. Education in the U.S.A. is larger than military....

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Educational Tweets from Twitter, Mesh 2009

Posted by on Apr 7, 2009 in Events

erin_bury: We can see each other truly as equals -all carry different impressions of who we are in the world – false dichotomy of poor and rich #mesh09 JodiEchakowitz: Non profits take note: you can’t bond with a brochure or a statistic. Need to put a human face on what you are doing. #mesh09 CandiceShirreff: What’s worked for kiva.org? Know your mission, stay open, iterate, connect individuals and Just Start! #mesh09 erin_bury: We can see each other truly as equals -all carry different impressions of who we are in the world – false dichotomy of poor and rich #mesh09...

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Jessica Jackley from Kiva – The poor will always be with us

Posted by on Apr 7, 2009 in Uncategorized

Jessica Jackley  from Kiva is looking for comments on Rypple. . The poor will always be with us.  Gave us an update on her impressions of poverty from childhood into adulthood. Her biggest learning moment at the Centre of Social Innovation at Stanford. Moved to East Africa to learn more about poverty and micro financing. Most of the stories were cliff hangers where people got a little capital to get their business going and then getting their family out of poverty however they needed more capital to get them out of this hump.  March 2005 went back to Uganda and work with 7 entrepreneurs and...

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Interesting Tweets at MESH’09 – 10:30am April 7th 2009

Posted by on Apr 7, 2009 in Events

Here are some interesting Tweets from MESH’09 meshconference: RT @waharnum #mesh09 “5 guys walk into a bar & decide to do something” seems to be the story of how a lot of things start. rochlatinsky: @drupeek i have an empty seat beside me if you are having trouble finding one, i’m wearin a leopard print shirt #mesh09 erin_bury: RT @ryancoleman: LOL – RT @drewmack: Logo on #mesh09 swag condom should have said “Connect, share, insert.” kschwab: RT @davefleet: New research from CNW shows that 61% of Canadians turn to social media before making a...

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