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Net Tuesday Philly Meetup Message Board › Philly Net Tuesday, Feb. 1: Privacy and Social Change on the Web

Philly Net Tuesday, Feb. 1: Privacy and Social Change on the Web

Seth H.
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Upper Darby, PA
Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 1 for a discussion on privacy and social change on the web.  We'll meet at 6:00 PM at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street.

We’ll have four great speakers touching on several aspects of this issue to stimulate our discussion, including:

  • Hannah Miller, formerly of the Media and Democracy Coalition, on privacy and online organizing for social change. Is it better to push for privacy and anonymity, or transparency and accountability? How do people use social media differently when they have privacy and when they’re aware that they don’t? Which is better for building effective online communities organizing around social change issues?
  • Ivan Boothe, of,­ on organizing communities in which anonymity is important. How can human rights activists challenging their governments, people targeted with violence because of their identities, or those organizing abuse survivors still engage in blogging and social media?
  • Mario Rodriguez, a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication in the area of social network privacy, on how we as individuals and organizations can be aware of the privacy implications of how we use the social web. How can we be smart about the amount of data we allow for-profit companies like Google and Facebook to have access to about our organizations and campaigns? Is “the age of privacy over,” as Mark Zuckerberg has said? Should social advocacy nonprofits take a side in this debate?
  • Andrew Sather, of Jenkins Law Library, on privacy and your organization’s presence on the web. Does our nonprofit website need a privacy policy? What should it be? How can we be smart about how third-party tools such as Google Analytics might impact the privacy of our visitors?

Following the presentations, there will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Who should come to this event?

  • Nonprofit staffers interested in learning more about the privacy implications of their use of the social web and the Internet.
  • Online activists and organizers who want to know how to use the social web without compromising the safety of the communities in which they work.
  • Techies who are interested in supporting social good and social change campaigns, and helping nonprofits and activists achieve their goals.

Come with your questions, ideas and comments about privacy and social change on the web!

RSVP's­ are appreciated for planning, but don't let that stop you from just showing up and joining us.


Live online webcast

If you’re not located in Philadelphia, or just can’t make it to the event in person, be sure to follow along on our live webcast. We’ll also have a Twitter backchannel set up using the hashtag #phlnet2, and we invite those at the event and those following remotely to comment and submit questions through Twitter.

The event begins at 6:00 PM in Philadelphia, with time for conversations and networking. The programmatic portion of the evening, along with the live online webcast, will begin at 6:30 PM Eastern. Learn more about the live webcast.

Thanks to our sponsor for this event, the American Friends Service Committee.

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