20 New Web Projects to Change the WorldMay 28, 2008 - by Donny Shaw
David and I are in San Jose at the NetSquared conference, where we’re sharing OpenCongress and some ideas for its future with a great group of people interested in using the Web for social change. In the past couple of days we’ve seen a lot of amazing new projects that are harnessing the Web and its democratizing potential to create positive changes and have a beneficial impact on peoples lives around the world. It’s been inspiring, and we’re pumped to be part of it. I wanted to share some of the links to the other projects here so you can check them out too.
Below are links to the other projects’ proposals for the NetSquared conference. Most of these are already live in some form or another, and you can find links to where they live in the proposal details (and if you haven’t already seen our proposal for the conference, it’s here).
- Social Actions – a Mashup of 29+ Social Action Platforms
- Anti-Genocide Action Tracker – Genocide Scores for Every Legislator and State
- Ask Your Lawmaker – Connecting Local Communities to their Lawmakers
- Assetmap.org – collaborate with development in Uganda
- City of New Orleans – a Mashup for Citizen Monitoring of the Recovery
- CorpWatch – Government Data on Corporations
- Freecycle Cellular Osmosis – making Freecylcle mobile
- Greener One – community-sourced eco-ratings for consumer products
- KnowMore.org Firefox Extension – get alerts of corporate abuses when you visit company Websites
- Map This! – access data and map resources in your neighborhood
- MAPLight.org – Mapping Money and Politics
- MetaVid – congressional video archive project
- MoveSmart.org – helping you make educated decisions about where you live.
- My Green Map – sharing your sustainable worldview
- OneWorld Connect – get your news from people all around the world.
- Rosetta Project – minority languages in Google Earth
- Squarepeg – change is social
- Ushahidi – mapping reports of post-election violence in Kenya
- Volunteer Now! – by mobile phone
- Your Mapper – know your neighborhood
To see more about what’s going on at the conference, check out the liveblogging that’s been happening at every panel and presentation, and all the funny faces on the NetSquared Flickr Pool.