Friday, December 02, 2005

RED HERRING | Bono’s Charity Starts Podcasts

RED HERRING | Bono’s Charity Starts Podcasts: "Bono’s Charity Starts Podcasts

The U2 frontman’s social awareness group launches a monthly audio series on World AIDS Day.
December 1, 2005

The do-gooder group founded by U2 singer Bono is looking to take its anti-poverty message to trendsetters through a series of podcasts launched Thursday to commemorate World AIDS day.

Thursday’s podcast by the group ONE: The Campaign To Make Poverty History will feature speeches by Bono, former South African President Nelson Mandela, and Coldplay front man Chris Martin.


Tuesday, November 29, 2005

techSoup NetSquared Project to Remix Web for Social Change;

Untitled Document: "TechSoup NetSquared Project to Remix Web for Social Change; Call for Participation in Using Web 2.0 to Transform Nonprofit Sector

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29 (AScribe Newswire) -- CompuMentor's TechSoup ( today announced a call for participation in its Net2 ('NetSquared') ( project. It is the first-ever public dialog on fostering the adoption of Web 2.0 technologies in the nonprofit sector.

Daniel Ben-Horin, CompuMentor's President and co-CEO, commented: 'Wikipedia, DeanSpace, MoveOn, Firefox Campaign, craigslist - none of these succeeded because they had faster servers or fatter pipes than anyone else. They succeeded because they understood and enabled the power of user-generated content and the power of peer networking.'

'Web-based social tools open up unimagined possibilities for our sector, nationally and internationally. A prime example is the Katrina PeopleFinder Project, an ad-hoc online collaboration of organizations and individuals to help locate loved ones in the hurricane-affected areas.'"