Organizational mapping, crisis mapping & disaster response

Endless Knots

This led us to take a look at Haiti, where the need for understanding who's doing what and how they. Collaboration Crowdsourcing Environment Haiti Networks and Networking OrgScope VolunteersMy colleague, NetAge Director Doug Carpenter, recently brought my attention to the need for better organizational mapping during major crises.

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How to help in Haiti

Endless Knots

Excellent, to-the-point post about volunteer opportunities in Haiti by Diane Herbst on Tonic. Several years later, Ferial married and moved to Haiti where she and her husband were pillars of the Bah'ai community. Lists possibilities both short-term, i.e. right this second because of the desperate need for medical people, and long-term, rebuilding from the ground up, ultimately restarting the economy and all that follows from that.

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Updates from Haiti

Chris Corrigan

A quick break from being unplugged to point you to my friend John Engle’s blog from Haiti. He is in Haiti, where he lives with his family, assessing damage and needs for Haiti Partners , the NGO he works for.

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Timberland's Jeff Swartz on Haiti: "My heart still has not come back"

Endless Knots

Posted to Paul Levy's blog here as " Bearing Witness to Haiti." Tags: Haiti Inspiration Jeff Swartz, Timberland CEO, is one of those who dropped everything to go and help. His report is wrenching, inspiring, frustrating.and heart-opening. " Thank you, Jeff. And here's the paragraph whence the title of this post. There are so many stunning lines in Jeff's piece that I've already changed the title twice.): We went back to handing out the food.

US Military Enterprise 2.0 Platform is Helping Coordinate Haiti Relief

Portals and KM

style collaborative network to help coordinate its relief efforts in Haiti.   As reported by David Pierce in Wired in Pentagon’s Social Network Becomes Hub for Haiti Relief : “TISC (”the Transnational Information Sharing Cooperation”) is a new iteration of APAN, the All Partners Access Network, which was developed by the Defense Department a few years ago. First, I will cover how it works and then cover how it came into being and then its use in Haiti.

Hackathons Aim to Improve Aid Distribution and Coordination in Haiti

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Crisis Camp DC participants work hard to develop applications and tools for relief workers in Haiti. Earlier this week, I introduced a series of blog posts discussing the Good News Story in Haiti. I'm hoping that Haiti has helped bridge this gap.

Support Haiti (24 Hour Haitian Assistance Relief Telethon (#HART) Begins Today)

Managing Communities

My prayers and thoughts are with the people of Haiti and everyone affected by this terrible disaster. What is apparent in times like this is that everything counts, no matter how small. Can you afford to donate $5? $3? If so, that’s great. It may be a small amount to you, all on it’s own, [.].

Japan’s Tsunami is Gods Way of Teaching A Lesson – Social Media Fraud

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

She’s been on YouTube for a year or two and an early video was about The Vatican shouldn’t donate to Haiti because they’ve been punished by God. If someone puts up a video on the social network YouTube saying that God is Good and teaching Japan not to be heathens by sending them an earthquake for Lent do you think: oh that’s so right! wot a nutjob! a fake – like LonelyGirl or some other prank. Attention seeking viral campaign thingie.

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Supporting the Children of Haiti: Unicef 365 at SXSW

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The great folks at Unicef 365 were at SXSW on Sunday in the Beacon Lounge. Forum One sponsored the Green Room where Unicef recorded some videos for the project. The great folks at Unicef 365 were at SXSW on Sunday in the Beacon Lounge. Forum One sponsored the Green Room where Unicef recorded some videos for the project. read more. Influence Events

The dark side of constantly being in touch through social media

Joitske Hulsebosch

Many articles on the internet are sharing the successes of social media like how technology helped in times of fuel shortage in Kenya , how volunteer mappers helped Haiti , or the web2.0 I'm intrigued by the power of social media to network.

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Oshun and Cleopatra: Mardi Gras 2013

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Oshun was the goddess of love, wealth, and fountains for the African people of Brazil, Haiti, and Cuba. This is another in a series on  Mardi Gras 2013  in  New Orleans. This begins the big parades with Oshun and Cleopatra. It is a night parade held on January 25.

Seeing what’s right in front of us

Viv Mcwaters

So I was interested in this report from Haiti from Tales From the Hood blogger J. explores the dilemma between planning for the long-term reconstruction of Haiti and providing shelter for people right now. More than any other emergency response than I have ever personally been part of, the earthquake response in Haiti has been plagued by people telling us to think about the long term now. Ideas, and thoughts are rarely linear.

Open data movement afoot

Viv Mcwaters

What I found most interesting was the way information was gathered and shared about the Haiti earthquake. At last year’s TED conference, Tim Berners Lee called for the an open data movement with the free sharing of raw data and all the benefits that would come from that.

The blame game

Viv Mcwaters

Their message is: Haiti brought this on itself. Haiti deserved what it got. It wasn’t Haiti’s “progress-resistant” culture…. I’m fed up with the blame game – so much energy spent on trying to figure out who’s at fault, who’s responsible.

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My FastForward Posts for February 2010

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in Operation in Haiti Relief. Here is the monthly listing of my Fast Forward blog posts. I find it helps me with an archive and hopefully is also useful to you. There is a separate category for these summaries in my right side column on this blog. There will be more in March. Details on Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration Goes Mobile in 2010. Social Media Usage in the Inc. 500 in 2009. Creating an Internal Services Market Facilitated by Enterprise 2.0 Platforms.

Enough

How to Save the World

“and i thought i saw someone who seemed — at last! — to know the truth; i was mistaken: only a child laughing in the sun.” ” – david crosby. one day, everything will be free.

My FastForward Posts for January 2010

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and Web Social Media in Operation in Haiti Relief. Here is the monthly listing of my Fast Forward blog posts. I find it helps me with an archive and hopefully is also useful to you. There is a separate category for these summaries in my right side column on this blog. There will be more in February. Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Booz Allen: Part Six – Plans for Enhancements.

Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

Yes, it’s use has spread way beyond Kenya, e.g. during the Haiti earthquake and the Japanese tsunami the platform was used as an emergency platform. On April 25, Social Innovation Meetup #4 , organized by Hivos and Kennisland, was held in Amsterdam.

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Honor Among Thieves: A Review

Viv Mcwaters

In fact, we met Mary-Anne in the prequel, Disastrous Passion – a romance set in aftermath of a Haiti earthquake. Edges are interesting places. Unpredictable stuff happens there.

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Delicious/choconancy/online_facilitation

Many companies joined forces to help Haiti victims , and this is a prime example of a situation in which you as a Community Manager may need to deal with the logistics of something that’s transpired via you Social interactions.

Good and bad facilitation

Viv Mcwaters

The fact that you can find someone in Haiti who wants your old clothes does not mean that sending used clothes to Haiti is a good idea. There was an article in the paper the other day about collecting used bicycles and sending them to Africa. This is not uncommon.

Message to other consultants about BP disaster

Endless Knots

No one in this catastrophe may ever hear what we have to say but every disaster (Haiti was barely 14 weeks ago) cries out for better collaboration, faster knowledge exchange, greater innovation. Dear colleagues, Many of us have worked with BP (we did one small project for its-then Organizational Engineering group in 1993, thanks to Lilly Evans).

7 Reasons Nonprofits Need iPads

Influence

Who could have predicted that one of the most popular iPhone applications would be one that turns the phone into a flute , or that a first-aid app would save the life of man trapped in the rubble in Haiti? Apple's new iPad tablet computer has spawned some mixed reactions.

Links of the Month: September 25, 2011

How to Save the World

UN Criminal Negligence Causes Thousand of Deaths in Haiti: A visiting UN delegation repeatedly dumped raw sewage into Haiti’s drinking water, causing a cholera outbreak that killed thousands and sickened half a million. A lot of reading, this month, and not a lot to show for it.

Links of the Month: April 16, 2013

How to Save the World

One Day Everything Will Be Free: A different community but with a remarkably similar set of underlying principles to Brian Fey’s is Haiti’s Sadhana Forest, also in substance a combination of a forest permaculture project and an intentional community.

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The Early Impact of Social Media After Hurricane Katrina

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Platform is Helping Coordinate Haiti Relief  on how the TISC (Transnational Information Sharing Cooperation) was used by the US Military for better communication knowledge sharing, and coordination. Last month there was a lot of coverage on Hurricane Katrina during its fifth anniversary. Marc Meyer contributed a nice post on Social Media Today, Social Media and Hurricane Katrina: What If?

Social media: the less successful stories

Joitske Hulsebosch

See how people collaborate on Twitter to raise 119.000 euros for Haiti. Yesterday I facilited a session for the context masterclass on draagvlakversterking (draagvlakversterking is hard to translate but is something like 'strengthening your supporters base') on the topic of social media. It was fun. After a presentation we did a card game in small groups talking about dilemmas.

Academy Awards: Oscars Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

LesleyMag : Im hoping that the “stars&# remember #Haiti tonight… so much suffering in the world right now – not up to watching Oscars. We should do a benefit for these people,never mind Haiti! The Oscars are currently on TV.

Acting resourcefully in a space of community organizing

Chris Corrigan

In situations where autocrats are overthrown by powerful individual figures (think Haiti, Cuba, Soviet Union, China, Liberia, Afghanistan, Zaire, Yugoslavia) the results become less democratic than autocratic, and often result in civil war rather than a peaceful transition of power.

Role of facilitation in disaster recovery

Viv Mcwaters

Some highlights: Haiti-born Suze describing the chronic trauma of Haitian people living in the United States; Scott talking of his experiences as a 9/11 survivor; Erness describing her own immediate denial that there was any urgency to leave as Hurricane Katrina bore down on New Orleans; Mike describing his experiences of living with friends and his coping mechanism of either extreme activity or total inactivity.

Recap: Social Media for Social Impact

Influence

Proceeds from the event were donated to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund. This month, Forum One and Autodesk hosted a panel titled, "Social Media for Social Impact" during Social Media Week in San Francisco.

The New Culture of Storytelling

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Organizations investing in staff writers during the Haiti crisis : In the past, news organizations have usually sent writers, photographers, and videographers to areas hardest hit by natural disasters. Michaela and Brian at the World of Coca Cola.

Social Behavior, Usage Patterns, and Adoption: My Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes

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When the Haiti  earthquake happen they switched form demo to fill system right away. This is the seventh in a series of my notes on the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston , June 14- 17. This post covers the session, Social Behavior, Usage Patterns, and Adoption. It was led by Nahum Gershon, Senior Principal Scientist, MITRE.

Links of the Quarter: December 26, 2015

How to Save the World

The Strange Politics of Haiti: The current president of Haiti is a former Zouk singer, and at the recent anniversary celebrations he used his power to upstage the performers, Haitian Zouk superstar duo T-Vice , and instead insisted on performing some of his own songs.

Social Media Week February 1 through 5, 2010

Online Community Report

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund. February 1st through 5th is Social Media Week. Social Media Week features a week of social media events, including, conferences, discussions, and meet-ups that take place simultaneously in multiple cities around the world. The aim of each event is to advance the use and understanding of social media in the corporate, public and non-profit sectors.

Social Media Week February 1-5

Online Community Report

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund. February 1st through 5th is Social Media Week. Social Media Week features a week of social media events, including, conferences, discussions, and meet-ups that take place simultaneously in multiple cities around the world. The aim of each event is to advance the use and understanding of social media in the corporate, public and non-profit sectors.

Green Chameleon » From Data, with Love

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about From Data, with Love That most hallowed of mental models and glib explanations, the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom hierarchy has taken a bit of a beating this week.

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For Managers For Educators For Corporate Buyers Harvard Business Review Visit Harvard Business School Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Publishing Archive/Back Issues Customer Service HBR Email Newsletters Cart Store All Products All Articles Sign In or Subscribe Now How Social Networks Network Best by Alex Pentland The humble bee has much to teach us about the flow ofinformation in our own organizations.

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