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Friday Feed - Great resources from the web - February 3, 2012


In order to stay up to date on what's going on in the world of technology - and nonprofit technology in particular - I follow quite a few blogs and twitter feeds. There's a lot of great content out there but if you don't have the time to stay on top of things (and even if you do!) it can be overwhelming. So, for those of you who have less time to do all this "listening" on nonprofit technology, I'm posting a blog each Friday with the top resources I found in the last week.

ObscuracamNon-Profit Organizations And The Ability To Empower Through Technology

"ObscuraCam, developed for Android by non-profit organization WITNESS alongside the Guardian Project, is [...] designed specifically for the documentation of human rights abuses. [...] Born initially at the 2010 Open Video Conference, the open-source app hides the identity of subjects by automatically identifying faces, then giving you the option of blurring them out. Simultaneously, it deletes metadata, such as location and camera type, thereby preventing the identification of enemies to the very subjects of uprisings."

YouTube for Good

This playbook has ideas from YouTube on using video to advocate for your cause, tell your story and campaign on a shoestring. It also has lots of examples of videos that are already doing these things successfully.

Technology is 90% Psychology

"If you've ever implemented a technology project at a nonprofit, you know it's true: technology is 90% psychology. Success rarely hinges on the hardware and the software; technology hinges on the humans involved."