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ANN CURRY | Today Show News Anchor | @AnnCurry
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WYCLEF JEAN | Musician | @wyclef
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His interviewer interjects with a comment that ends with "It's a really dire situation I think."  Wyclef responded:  "It's a dire situation, but it's a hopeful situation.  Hopeful in the sense that you can still twitter from Haiti, ...you have an airport in Haiti so...if we can give this country a little bit of boost, it will get itself back on its feet...Unfortunately it's either that you're poor or you're rich, there's absolutely no middle class.  I think one of the things that we can start doing in helping to move this country forward is education...[and] jobs...Investors have to feel like Haiti is a safe place [so] they can actually go back to Port-au-Prince and start investing...because you can do as much charity work as you want to but unless you start to bring business and infrastructure into a place you're gonna always find a group of kids that are crippled." (starts around 22:30)

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DREW OLANOFF |  Geek & GOGII Community Director | @drew
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"[there's] a [new] feature that is amazing and fun...A song is being written...Anything we can do to get the community involved because twitter has alot of artists, alot of musicians...anything we can do to come together...2 weeks ago was my first chemo treatment I felt like crap and I sat there and I read these tweets and they made me laugh.  And it helps.  And I appreciate it." (starts around 6:50)

Drew's engaging an incredibly diverse group of collaborators with his personal story - from coder friends, who developed his website and this cool new twitter tetris game, to musicians, who are writing a song, to businesses like FreeCreditReport.com, who partnered and donated to the cause.

Are there tools we can create that help people tell their own stories in fun, personal, engaging ways that change the world?  How can we re-humanize giving. How can we reach out in creative, compelling ways to bring a diverse group of people together around important causes and ideas.

Perhaps that question is the most important of all: how do ecosystems emerge in which conversations like these, with participants from many sectors, evolve further and lead to collaborative action and real change?  I also had the opportunity to catch up with some folks at TED while I was in New York and I shared some ideas and posed the same question for them:  how can "ideas worth spreading," which originate from amazing people of incredibly diverse backgrounds, evolve into mass collaborative action from the top-down and the bottom-up to bring them to global scale.

The 140 Characters conference is being re-broadcast in its entirety Monday, 6/29 and Tuesday, 6/30.  I assure you there's many other interesting conversations that may inspire ;)  Details are available at http://www.140conf.com/140conf-rebroadcast-june-29-and-june-30th..

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  • http://www.essentialprose.com Zoe

    Really important points here — thanks also for the snippets from the conference!

    I’m a relative newcomer to the online dogooder/nptech platforms, having only started following such blogs in recent months. I’ve learned so much from these spaces, and it’s helped me expand and deepen workshop and consulting practices I’m beginning. But I always found it curious that with all the info and ideas available and circulating, the circulation seems to end up staying in a pretty tight circle.

    If we tap into the interdisciplinary facets of this stuff — and when it comes to collaboration, social tools, and changing the world, there’s plenty of room for interests to intersect — it gives people the chance to see that working at a nonprofit or donating money aren’t the only ways to contribute. I think there’s a lot of potential yet to be unfurled, and it seems pretty exciting to me.

    http://freedimensional.ning.com/ for example, is a funky space for artists and activists to intersect. Great example of what we can build with, I think.

  • http://www.grameenfoundation.org/ Scott Everett

    This is a kick ass post Stacey. You have aggregated issues that encompass so much of what is happening right now.

    I am curious about the crowdsourcing angle specifically, since a lot of what we see happening revolves around this in Social Media. My optimist perspective is that the “dogooder space” is growing in size, and effort should be put into to scaling it more and more.

    To Weingarten’s punk angle, My gut is that the ratio of truly innovative solutions to so-so solutions will probably not change all that much whether the doogooder space is 10,000 individuals, or 10,000,000. I think some people are born innovators, and like pulling together different entities creatively, and others are not. Having access to massive amounts of catered information will not change this a ton IMO.

    However, I think that having massive amounts of people stumbling upon social issues due to crowdsourcing buzz is not a bad thing, as it increases awarenes around issues.

    “crowds have terrible taste.”

    Maybe they do, but that taste evolves with whoever is leading the masses in a direction, so lets crowdsource the masses down a road that is conducive to long term solutions to the problems we face.



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    Nice post.

    I like what Wyclef said. People don’t want charity and pity, they want opportunity to do their thing.

    That’s why microfinance and platforms like Kiva and Wokai are so powerful. Collaborative lending and you create your own life. Then pay us back and we do the same again somewhere else.

    All the charity and aid in the world wont empower people.

    Creating opportunities will.

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    Cool post!

    It’s true charity won’t make the world go round. We need to create opportunities for people so that they can take care of themselves. thanks for your informative post and the snippets from the interview.

  • http://www.todleho.com Friends | Reviews | Fun

    Wonderful post there Stacey, I truly agree with Wyclef and Manji that charity and pity will not make the world go round. Instead opportunities must be created to empower people with the gift of knowledge and education so that they can stand on their own. Thanks again for your share.

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