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Let the blogging begin!

The first of the Oakland Community Voice Project bloggers have launched their first and personal blogs.

http://eastmontoakland.blogspot.com/index.html

http://estellahavingfun.blogspot.com/index.html

http://singingthechoir.blogspot.com/

http://sweetcookie1.blogspot.com/

http://anorene.blogspot.com/index.html

 http://joannsfaith.blogspot.com/index.html

http://godislove-shorty.blogspot.com/index.html

http://inclaudiaclassroom.blogspot.com/

http://fryestr.blogspot.com/

http://bienvillecooking.blogspot.com/

March 24, 2007 at 12:10 am Leave a comment

Orientation Welcome

Welcome to the orientation for the Oakland Community Voice Blogging project. Today we will be talking about how you can join this project: come to a one-day training (meal provided), work with your fellow bloggers on identifying an important community issue, begin blogging and attend a public event around the issue. We are arranging this for you to become a blogger and express your voice around community issues you have identified as important.

 Blogging is a very powerful channel to reach out and be heard. Today is not the training, but an orientation, but to give you a sense of what is to come each of you will create a yahoo account, a blogger account and begin a personal blog. During the training you will use the yahoo account for creating your community voice blog and for rss aggregation (more on that during the training).

Please join this project team in building the first blogger community from ECC for the sake of East Oakland.

March 23, 2007 at 5:01 am Leave a comment

Examples of Blogs

Political Blogs

Daily Kos

Al Gore – he posts about his testimony on capitol hill

Citizen Ads – the “vote different” ad creator revealed on Huffington Post

Skeptical Brotha – Response from Barak Obama’s pastor to a NYT

Oakland Magazine – the “politics” tag

Community Blogs

Alameda Magazine

Oakland Arts

East Oakland Community High School

Prescott-Joseph Center

People’s Grocery – Stop predatory development in west Oakland

Byron Williams blogs about crime in Oakland

Ella Baker Center – Wake up Oakland!

Celebrating Dia de los Muertos, Domigoyu’s blog about music and education

Journalistic Blogs

EastBay Experss

NPR – Rough Cuts with Michel Martin, “Mocha Moms”

CNN – blogs, topics of the day

Other blogs

Find more blogs

March 23, 2007 at 4:47 am 1 comment

New partner – East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

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A while ago I met Gail McGuire, Assistant Project Manager, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation. Upon describing our ECC Connected! project, she was excited to help. She is working with Lion Creek Crossings, a multi-family housing development in East Oakland. As her organization is serving the same area as ECC we can work togther to identify key community issues to use in training as well as in developing the online civic action component. Very exciting and happy to have Gail and her project to work with!

November 22, 2006 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

One step closer…

ecc_seniors.jpgAfter a hopeful meeting with CTFC we are one step closer to grant approval and getting started on our ECC Connected project.  the current objectives are:

1. By December 1, 2006, establish training partners – Brain Jams, SeniorNet, Eastmont Computer Center, and set up project management site.

2.  By February 1, 2007, complete development of the training curriculum, tools and lead trainers. Identify potential community issues to integrate into the training and announce the training roll-out. In conjunction with ECC, begin identifying individuals to recruit to participate in the training program.

3.  By April 1, 2007, coordinate the initial training of 30 seniors and 15 youth.  Identify and coordinate the training process for 3 D-scribes (citizen journalists).  D-Scribes will attend civic meeting and events to report on them.

4. By May 1, 2007, facilitate the trainee’s identification of a specific civic / legislative issue that they will focus their communication / outreach efforts on.  Begin outreach and advocacy effort to the relevant local officials linked to the chosen issue.

5.  By June 1, 2007, establish a plan and time frame for subsequent sessions to take place, including a participant debriefing session and a public event based around the chosen civic issue.  Have a structure in place for Eastmont Computer Center to maintain the program.

 

6.  By December 2007, 30 seniors and 15 youth are trained on and actively using web-based social networking and advocacy tools to participate in public debates and/or influence local public policy.

November 22, 2006 at 4:29 pm Leave a comment

Social Media Club workshop

The workshop held by the Social Media Club was a gathering of MarCom pros and bloggers. The discussion focused around integrating social media in to the corporate media channels. Jeremiah Owyang has a super roundup from the day. Giovanni has video.

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Chris introduced the Strategy Cafe a process learned from the WorldCafe.  

 The goals were to 1. Promote media literacy 2. support ethics and standards (such as a social media press release) 3. share best practices.

Chris posits there are 7 roles for social media: 

  1. Transparency and Authenticity
  2. Talk “with” instead of “to”
  3. Can’t manage microsegments
  4. Participation is marketing
  5. Can’t control the message
  6. Listening is more important than talking
  7. Engagement is genuine

The Pew Interactive Study was mentioned – 60% of readers do not realize they are reading blogs.  

Successful uses of social media today? EasterSeals, Dove, SUN’s CEO, WholeWheatRadio

The attendees and presenters included professional technologists, Marketing/Communications and PR pros:

Lisa Stone – founder of Blogher and social media strategist

– 4 things a blog should answer 1. who are the bloggers? 2. wht are they blogging? 3. why are they doing it? 4. why do i care?

– Addresses blogging ethics with the Walmart-Edelman example

Robert Scoble – An A-list blogger, presented the power of the blogosphere and using video instead of a press release

– Traffic comes from search engines

– The #1 stragegy for getting noticed-google keyword acquisition

– Need to upload enough new links out there to keep competitors from usurping your search

Giovanni Rodriguez – see videos from the session

Daniela Barbosa 

Deborah Schultz

Brian Solis

Mark Ivey

Jeremy Pepper

October 25, 2006 at 5:21 pm 1 comment

SF TechConnect covered at Wireless Internet Institute

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San Francisco has generated considerable attention from broadband-wireless stakeholders around the world ever since EarthLink and partner Google bid to provide the city with an ubiquitous Wi-Fi infrastructure, in part through a two-tiered advertising-based model supporting free public access.

Chris Vein, Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor of San Francisco and Executive Director of the Department of Telecommunications and Information Services, is heading up the City’s  negotiations with EarthLink. At the W2i Digital Cities Convention in London, Olympia Exhibition Centre, September 25–26, 2006, he joined participating IT professionals and field practitioners from municipal agencies from the U.K., Europe, and the U.S. presenting their plans and experiences deploying broadband-wireless applications and services in their communities. The following is adapted from his remarks.

October 20, 2006 at 6:45 am 2 comments

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