Open Source Activism

Musician, artist, filmmaker and activist Justin Dillon, has harnessed the power and community of his anti-slavery film Call and Response ( to create an participatory social action platform he calls Open Source Activism.

Also tied to the film and its social action engagement initiatives is the Tag You’re Free ( project, which cleverly combines mobile phone activism, geotaggin, performance art, participation and fundraising,

The Next Billion Network

The goal of the Next Billion Network, founded and run at MIT, is to “deploy innovative mobile technologies that help people reduce friction in their local markets from the bottom up.”  The Network manages point projects through an academic program and through partnerships to capitalize on increased adoption of mobile technologies in developing regions.

Free, large-scale text messaging solution: FrontlineSMS

FrontlineSMS is the first text messaging system created exclusively to address the lack of communication tools that many developing country grassroots NGOs face. By leveraging computers and mobile phones, FrontlineSMS enables instantaneous two-way communication on a large scale.

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