PopTech 2009 Social Innovation Fellow Josh Nesbit">PopTech 2009 Social Innovation Fellow Josh Nesbit

PopTech 2009 Social Innovation Fellow Josh Nesbit from PopTech on Vimeo.

Harnessing Social production">Harnessing Social production

A Case for Open Data in Transit from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

Open platform development">Open platform development

township Mom is a pilot project focused on:

the establishment of an open platform enabling the use and publication of open data.
the application of social production process to identify appropriate development services for mothers in the townships of Africa.


Moms living in the townships
Developers and social entrepreneurs looking to address social issues
Civic organisations looking to make the [...]

os process for social entrepreneurs">os process for social entrepreneurs

Os processes for_social_entrepreneurs
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Transparent and verifiable elections">Transparent and verifiable elections

I’ve just watched David Bismark’s presentation on Ted and wonder which African country is going to use this method first?
It solves a number of vital issues. By blending a sophisticated ballot paper, digital scanners, 2D bar-codes and computers a process is created that enables transparent and verifiable elections.
1) Voter intimidation
If you’re standing in a voting [...]

OSM 2008: A Year of Edits">OSM 2008: A Year of Edits

OSM 2008: A Year of Edits from ItoWorld on Vimeo.

Sharing data to improve social business">Sharing data to improve social business

I’ve recently started following the database technology called FluidINFO.
FluidINFO is an openly writeable shared database.

Data can be dynamically organised, shared, combined, augmented and searched.

FluidINFO is conceptually simple:

Objects represent things
Tags describe data related to an object (and can optionally have a value)
Namespaces organise related tags
Permissions control who can act on what namespace, tag or value

This makes [...]

Akvo.org – the open source for water and sanitation">Akvo.org – the open source for water and sanitation

Over the weekend I attended the AID Information Challenge. The event was held at the Guardian in London and was part of the Guardian Open Platform. I was fortunate enough to meet the AKVO team.

Thomass Bjelkemann-Pettersson presented an overview of the organisation.

We create and share internet and mobile phone tools that for the first time [...]