Friday, March 09, 2007

The NetSquared Innovation Award

NetSquared, the online community aimed at encouraging " responsible adoption of social web tools for social benefit organisations", is organising the NetSquared Innovation Award, a competition for projects using social networking technology to create a sustainable social impact.

Please consider applying if you are, or know someone, who is working on such a project that uses the power of community and social networks to create change; uses existing/newly developed technology tools for social impact; has a plausible financial model; has a clear way to measure success; exhibits extraordinary leadership, passion and resourcefulness; and exhibits a passion for social change.

Selected projects will receive an all-expense paid trip to the NetSquared Conference in San Jose, CA May 29-30, 2007.

Read more about the the NetSquared Innovation Fund on the web site: http://www.netsquared.org/projects/guidelines.

Submissions will be accepted until Friday, April 6, 2007 at noon, U.S. PST (8PM, Lagos time).

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ore,

Are you still in the states? Whats your number?

Anonymous said...

Hi Ore,

What does the 'social web' mean??

Cheers

Ore said...

Anon1: No, I'm in Lagos now. You can email me (email address is in the profile).

Anon2: 'Social web' here refers to social networking tools, which are part of the web 2.0 technologies. It basically means a tool where users can collaborate, share information (e.g. photos, videos, music, text), annotate and build upon information shared by each other (e.g. on Flickr).

Blogs, for instance, are considered to be social networking, because they provide a forum where conversations between people take place i.e. a social space.

Read about web 2.0 on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot, Ore.

By the way, why didn't you ever enter yourself for the Best Use of Technology category of The Future Award?

Anon 2!

Ore said...

You are welcome! I'm not in the know about when nominations for these things happen. And besides, I don't think that I have done much yet to be nominated for an award. Maybe in a few years time....

Tobias Eigen said...

Hi -

Thanks for pointing out the net2 award competition - I found your blog through a google search. ;-)

I wanted to point out that voting has been extended until this coming Monday, and also make a pitch for a number of African projects. Even if you've voted you can go back and update your ballot to add more projects (up to 10) that you'd like to support.

Also, since you're in Nigeria you might be interested in following - and contributing to - the new blog at http://www.greenlightnigeria.org.

Cheers,

Tobias (from Kabissa)