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 (www.techsoup.org) today announced a call for participation in its Net2 ('NetSquared') (http://www.netsquared.org) 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 http://www.netsquared.org/katrina-peoplefinder-project, an ad-hoc online collaboration of organizations and individuals to help locate loved ones in the hurricane-affected areas.'"

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