These are some links I wanted to share from April 14th. Find me on Delicious for more!
- PHILANTHROPY 2173: Mapping the social economy – Great blog post on using design for philanthropy. If you like visualizing inforamation and maps, check it out.
- OpenSecrets | Data – "Want to dive deep into the data of OpenSecrets.org and the Center for Responsive Politics? You've come to the right place. This is the entry point for CRP's vast archive of money-in-politics data, downloadable for non-commercial use. Map it, mash it up and otherwise make use of this unparalleled online resource. (Just please credit CRP for the data.)"
- The DigiActive Guide to Twitter for Activism | DigiActive.org – "Following the recent protests in Moldova, the value of Twitter as a tool for digital activism is more prominent than ever. Yet in addition to bringing greater awareness to that tool, the hype surrounding Moldova revealed misunderstanding of the value of of Twitter for activism and, even though the realists responded strongly, there was not a stand-alone resource which clearly defined how Twitter could be used by activists."
- Penguin Day Agenda – pd.aspirationtech.org – Are you heading to the NTC this month? Will you be in San Francisco on April 25th? Why not check out Penguin Day! "At local Penguin Days non-profit organizations explore the range of issues and options involved using Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS)."
- SKOLL 09: Social entrepreneurs will emerge from credit crisis as leaders, predicts Jeff Skoll – In Jeff Skoll's closing remarks at the recent Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford, he compared the current condition of social innovators and the economic crisis with Darwin and the discovery of the double-helix DNA. Intrigued? Check it out.
Great reads from around the web on April 14th