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Haiti is a trending topic on twitter and there are all sorts of interesting examples of self organizing, social media, and collaborative technology that are being utilized in this crisis.

Here are a few examples:
CrisisCamp Haiti: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/01/15/haiti.tech.camp/
(programmers / app developers volunteer in a VWE for the greater good).

CrisisCamp DC using Google Wave and Wiki: http://tiny.cc/crisiswiki

Text messaging, viral campaign through Twitter raises 7 million dollars in less than a week: http://money.cnn.com/2010/01/14/technology/haiti_text_donation/index.htm?source=yahoo_app///cnnmoney/

See the buzz about haiti for yourself here: http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=haiti
(you don’t need to have a twitter account).

Also, this weekend was “Social Justice Camp – DC”, which used the same OST format that we used for the last LearnComm. Check out the agenda that emerged here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tRepIDZMdGkt1zMqyYjA3lg&output=html

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So I just finished reading about Rosabeth Kanter in the Writers on Organizations book when one of the guys I follow on Twitter, (@Cheeky_Geeky) suggested a blog post about “connectors” and their powerful role in sharing information.  Lo and behold, the link brought me to a post by Rosabeth Kanter herself, who is still actively writing about organizations and is now doing so in 140 characters or less as @RosabethKanter.

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