Remixing the Web for Social Change…
The 2007 NetSquared Conference (N2Y2) brought together 21 projects that hope to leverage the web for social change (and hoped to get some to cash to help them do so). It ended yesterday with the awarding of money to three strong projects. Though none of the winners fall under the scope of THD, ~15 of the projects do, and they were there pitching their projects to foundations, technologists, and other social entrepreneurs. It was a very constructive and supportive atmosphere and hopefully the projects will be able to put the advice to good use soon.
There were many interesting projects but I was most impressed by Kabissa.org. With a large network of NGOs and what seems to be the technical expertise to bring web 1.0 and 2.0 infrastructure to them, they have great potential.
Video of the conference should soon be available on FORA.tv