The current events in the Middle East and North Africa have shone a spotlight on how activists and ordinary citizens are using social media and connection technologies both to organize for social change and as to broadcast information from the streets in near real time. Our panelists will address questions such as, "What have been the most innovative and interesting uses of 21st century technologies in the recent campaigns?", "What are the ways activists are effectively leveraging 21st century technologies for their benefit?", "How could they use these tools more effectively and what lessons can protesters in other regions of the world learn?" and "How do we think these tools can be leveraged in these societies to improve democracy and open government?"
Digital producer @FrontlinePBS, where I report on conflict zones, nat sec, politics, the econ, social issues & more. bio from Twitter
Entrepreneur, VC, angel investor, activist, YGL and a big believer. ceo @WamdaME, founder @Yamli and @YallaStartup, love to build things bio from Twitter
Journalist Program Manager @Facebook; Prof teaching Social Media Journalism @ColumbiaJourn; Digital Journalist; Media Futurist; Formerly @Mashable @nytimes bio from Twitter
finding and sharing effective uses of technology for social impact. cofounder @engnroom bio from Twitter
tech for development, democracy, and human rights, with some other things too. kinda obsessed with MENA. all views my own. [Oh hai! Vote for my SXSW panel!] bio from Twitter
3:30pm David vs. Goliath: Lessons learned from Lamebook vs. Facebook by Chris Conner, Edward Cavazos, JS and Genitempo
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