Network-centric rioters

Network-centric advocacy in action: Young rioters are using blog messages to incite violence and cellphones to organize attacks in guerrilla-like tactics they have copied from anti-globalisation protesters, security experts say. – Reuters: French youths turn to Web, cellphones to plan riots The French government says they haven’t the resources to keep up with the all …

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What about network-centric organizations

Sitting in this session about Social & Political Action via Network Building – Boom or Bust? Are social networking strategies here to stay or just a passing fad? Lotsa good ideas. But how can we implement network-centric advocacy if we don’t understand this model and apply it in our own organziations? I have worked for …

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Bridging The On-Line Real-World Gap

As I was Googling for something from an old work project, I stumbled across this interview with Marshall Kirkpatrick from 2006. Marshall and I had met a few years before at the Nonprofit Technology Conference. He has gone on to become a leading blogger on new media issues and is now a Senior Writer at …

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How to think like a network… on fire

As I mentioned last month, I gave a 5-minute Ignite talk called “How to think like a network” at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference. It’s the latest version of my ongoing rant/spiel about network-centric advocacy. Below is a video of the talk with the actual slides underneath so that you can follow along at home. Think you can keep up?


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New media and the civil rights movement

Cross-posted at http://www.hastac.org/blogs/ruby-sinreich/new-media-and-movement Last week I had the immense pleasure of attending and participating in “The Unfinished Work”: Advancing New Strategies in the Struggle for Civil Rights a conference honoring civil rights pioneer Julius Chambers. The event was attended by several generations of leaders including many former staffers from the NAACPs Legal Defense Fund (one …

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Building “buzz” for your cause

WeAreMediaToday I’m thrilled to be at the annual conference for North Carolina nonprofits. This used to be a regular hangout for me, but in the last decade my work has shifted to more national organizations and I haven’t had the time or funding to attend it in many years. Nice to see all the new and old faces here.

The reason I’m here is that I was invited to be a co-presenter of NTEN’s We Are Media workshop. This all-day workshop is based on the fantastic curriculm developed by the NPtech community with Beth Kanter’s leadership a few years ago. For my breakout session on “Building Buzz” I’ve combined NTEN’s materials on the subject with my own network-centric approach. You can see the results in my presentation…

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How to keep thinking like a network

I had a great time today at the 2010 N.C. Tech for Good Conference. (Izzy enjoyed the reception afterward.) I did a talk called “How to think like a network,” which is my latest iteration of my favorite subject: the five aspects of effective networks, a.k.a. network-centric advocacy. I’ve been talking to nonprofits, geeks, and …

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