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    also to stephen's point : methinks that the mega-win here is in the mobile space & inclusivity here is also on the text (or, better, txt) front, especially if we want to be international.

    despite the visual impress/excess of the current iwrtw platform, it will be moving to a mobile play space, one that can be plugged into/interacted with through basic sms & email. (think of the current iteration of iwrtw as the test-pattern on a 1950's TV...) the goal is that it is 'plumbing' (if you will) that values & rewards action (two things worth discussing. how does one value someone's 'action' footprint in social media spaces?

    which is (i guess) also to say that, should we want it, we already have a team ready to pick up the baton that emerges from this (shyly raises hand).

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    I'm completely for open source, but can't agree with Kat's idea of a visual medium. That would be exclusive rather than inclusive. A someone whose job by definition needs to take into account accessibility needs, anything we come up with needs to have accessible interaction built in from the ground up.

    Text availability is critical from a vision impairment perspective. It also facilitates translation for non-base-language speakers and for those with physical impairments often forms the triggers for activities such as vocal interactions.

    Welcome to life with an accessibility nerd.

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    Dominique,

    Open source at TEDActive-love it. Looking at the platform from a time perspective, is there a platform which uses only visuals?

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    So perhaps the micro-action cluster could be: an open source dev project to create modules that would be easy to plug-in to social networks.

    Here is a sensitive thing that I think we need to take into consideration: Social networks do not appear from nothing (even if tools to dev are now easier and yes some SNs are less novel than others).

    Many are a major investment of time, money and heart ache and some in fact full of doing good in their foundations (e.g., the purpose of Hunome)

    Taking the owners of these social networks into consideration would be important. e.g., I would not be jumping of joy if I was under pressure to shift (with non-invested pressure and 'dictate' = a la you 'must do good') the way in which I was already doing Hunome 'good' = in the foundations. Unless what I was asked to do was easy to plug-in and value adding...

    Micro Actions suggestions maybe like: 1. Find/Assign champion (I think the one most passionate about this micro-action cluster - hmmm who might that be :) 2. Form design team (what & why rather than how) - maybe TEDActiveSoc could put some effort to that already this coming week? Once we've heard what other ideas we can unearth??? 3. Design modules to be developed (I suggest to think of different ones as one may not cover the types of ground appropriate for different platforms; e.g., some could even be games) 4. Select tech platform(s) (e.g., Drupal?? et al) 5. Propose to open source community

    This is one possible way that we can munch on. What say you?

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    @Halim Jumo seem an interesting point solution. I'm thinking on a much grander scale. All social networks should be aiming to create social good from their platform, and individual interactions on them (for those of us that choose to use them in this way - after all, sometimes it is just about what's in your sandwich) should be the same.

    Obviously, there need to be specific platforms with social innovation and social good in mind, but I want the manifesto of good to be more pervasive.

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    I just tried out Jumo ! Interesting approach : Leaveraging the power of social media for social causes ! @Stephen, do you picture a Jumo-like platform to produce social goods ?

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    Hi Kat, What you suggest could perhaps be a 'movement' including education et al. I have read many news items that discuss how the Swiss banks have opened their doors to allow information out. I believe it is still difficult in that (as anywhere) one has to have good reason to go snooping; i.e.. some proof of the case. This should not be a huge hurdle though to the tax offices. The trouble is that the money goes to a new tax haven. (Once information flows are opened there is typically a grace period - how convenient). So I think a movement educating about the down side of it, discussing the reputation issues related to it and other - TBD - issues.

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    I would find a way to shine the light on opaque Swiss bank accounts to reveal where dictators and corrupt executives hide trillions. These funds could go far to redistribute resources for more of the planet's people. Anyone have any ideas on how to build a micro action that would lead to this?

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    I like your thinking, Dominique. There are an abundance of ideas and approaches we might take to bring about positive outcomes. And I think it's outcomes we want, not just ideas.

    Umair's book is The New Capitalist Manifesto. There's a site for it at http://thenewcapitalistmanifesto.tumblr.com.

    I also did a version of the Laws he proposes, rewritten to focus on government. You can see my post at http://www.acidlabs.org/2011/01/25/applying-the-new-capitalist-manifesto-to-open-government/

    His work is forming a part of the scaffolding for the book I'm writing on business innovation. I have a manuscript due in May. Eek...

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    I think the project can have a few hearts. With this platform we can break all proposals into micro actions. The ones that gain support are the ones that get done. That's a good sales pitch Stephen. Any chance you'd give us a link to the Umair Haque preso you refer to?

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    My recent research and thinking has me convinced that the heart of this project needs to be about enabling the production of social goods.

    We all know we can use our social networks for everything from the mundane and trivial to the world-changing. I want to weight my use and actions in 2011 to real and tangible outcomes; something like a set of Umair Haque's laws for organisations into a similar set for social innovations.

    It can't be that hard. There's real social capital to be derived for users at the personal level with these outcomes in mind and even greater good at the level of organisations and society as a whole. What do we all think?

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