Archive for March, 2012

Facebook in Egypt Before the Spring: New Publication

Posted March 20, 2012 by Alix Dunn
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The engine room has blogged about the way that the April 6th Youth Movement in Egypt has evolved since the uprising. But even before the uprising, Facebook was changing the way political groups organized. My work on this topic was presented at the New Media Alternative Politics conference at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) at Cambridge in 2010, and was just published in a working paper series at the university.

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Wanted: Research Assistant (paid)

Posted March 18, 2012 by Alix Dunn

Research Assistant: Global Mapping of Tech Resources for Advocacy

Duration of Work: 20-30 days, between March and June 2012Desired Start Date: 15 March 2012

Location: Home-based

Payment: Daily rate based on experience and qualifications. Lump sum payment on completion.

Contact: Apply to with a CV and brief introduction. Writing samples, references & questions also welcome.

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Where Are The Best Tech Resources For Global Civil Society?

Posted March 8, 2012 by Alix Dunn

Click here to head straight the Social Tech Census survey

The engine room, a tech-for-advocacy consultancy, is working with Oxfam Novib to catalog every organization, meetup, event and community that supports advocacy movements with technology questions.

The problem: we know support resources exist, but on this fast moving, context-dependent issue, who is the most relevant and trustworthy for you? We’re answering that with a directory (where you will be able to search for local or issue specific resources) but going further than just contact information to add information on reputation and relevance.

To do that, we need input from people like you.

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Digital Media and Social Change Round Up

Posted March 8, 2012 by Susannah Vila
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In such a fast moving field it’s often hard to keep up with new tools, research and activities that are worth following. Here are few stories that caught our attention recently.

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