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May 30 2013


September 03 2012


Narrowing the Digital Divide: A Call to Action

To me, the true power and beauty of community-based organizing lies in a small group of individuals taking on a significant social problem and solving it for the common good. The new NetSquared platform is up and going, and I am thrilled to challenge the NetSquared community to connect with one another on solving a social problem that has everything to do with furthering the common good.

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NetSquared September update

fall leafSeptember is here, and even 'tho the new year doesn't come for another four months I still think of September as a time of rebirth and renewal (I'll always think like a student, I guess.)

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August 30 2012


School Starts Up Again & So Does Tech and Social Change Baltimore

Tech and Social Change Baltimore took August off, but we're gearing up for our four remaining 2012 sessions. Our next meeting will be September 6 at 6:30 pm.  Fellow nonprofiteers and community builders Sharon Paley and Andrew Hazlett from the GBTC will join us to talk about Baltimore Weekly, a video broadcast where they talk with members of Baltimore's technology community about the interesting things taking place. 

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August 25 2012


Social Media Surgery Event - Guatemala - August 23rd, 2012

The Guatemala NetSquared group was organized almost a year and a half ago.  Although we have been very active, with almost 50 events in the past (http://www.meetup.com/Guatemala-NetSquared-Meetup/), it was not until last  August 23rd that we were able to organize our first  "Social Media Surgery" activity.

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August 08 2012


Creating a Mobile Marketing Strategy for Your Nonprofit Organization

The Pew Internet & American Life Project reports that, as of early 2012, 88% of American adults had a cell phone. Three out of five of those were smartphones. Yes, that’s right. The majority of cell phone users now own smartphones, and by 2013, experts predict mobile phones will replace PCs as the tool most used to access the web.

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August 07 2012


Social Media Got You Down? Try a Surgery

I am thrilled to see the recent popularity of social media surgeries. While the surgeon/patient language can seem a bit top-down, these informal volunteer events are actually based on a collaborative, community learning model that blurs the lines between the social media “experts” and the practitioners who use or want to use the tools in their campaigns and work. Both are valuable in a social media surgery.

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July 30 2012


Netsquared Regional Event for Cameroon and Nigeria

The Netsquared Regional Conference for Cameroon and Nigeria is a multi stake holder event that will bring together actors from local Netsquared groups, Internet Society, civil society, diplomatic institutions, government and the tech world to articulate on issues related to the social web and nongovernmental diplomacy. Citizens from three neighboring countries including: Cameroon, Nigeria and Central African Republic, in a two day event will seek to resolve the following challenges:

- The difficulties faced in introducing the social web for social development in the sub region

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November 09 2010


Get Involved with the International Open Data Hackathon

Do you like to build cool things with cool people based on cool ideas that help the world? If the answer is yes, then you need to check out the upcoming Open Data Hackathon. It's a grassroots and distributed network of events across the world all with the same goal in mind: to write applications using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments.

Sound like something you want to get involved with? Here are the details:

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