At the NetSquared conference for nonprofits in San Jose on May 27-28, one of the most intriguing projects I heard about was Social Actions (at socialactions.com), a project to tie together disparate cause movements through an open API that would aggregate information about dozens of different campaigns and allow users to take action to further a cause. "Our mission is to put actions in front of people who are most likely to take part," Peter told me.
It's an ambitious undertaking, and one that ties in with the new direction Ourmedia.org will be taking shortly.
At lunchtime I pulled aside Peter Deitz, founder and project lead, and we spoke on Cisco's campus about where the project is today and where his team will be taking it. (He lives in Montreal; his team is scattered across the U.S.)
Alas, I was paying too much attention to the funky lighting and so didn't do a sound check with the SC HMX10 hi-def camcorder that Samsung graciously loaned me, and I'm embarrassed by the choppy sound quality. The wind was whipping around something fierce.
I need to buy a lavalier mic (aka lapel or tie pin microphone). Any recommendations?