Asia, Europe and Sometimes SF
Twitter is my main mode of communication: @norabean
Everyday people take action to create a difference in their lives and the lives of others. I hope to focus on creating a positive impact and helping others get the resources to empower themselves to take actions to create better lives for themselves. The internet is very much still influenced by the actions and collaboration between everyday citizens. The sharing economy, and collaborative consumption spaces have seen a rise of various ways that people have come together to share information, crowdfund each other's dreams, silly ideas, and creative projects too, to say the least.
This year, I'm currently working on my own entrepreneurial projects in Thailand, seeking new project collaborations around social in Europe, focusing on doing social media help for WikimaniaLondon and organizing Bangkok Science Hackday in Thailand for 7-9th November.
This month I am helping out of WikimediaUK's London office as the team leader for the Social Media team for Wikimania London, the 10th Wikimania, which is an international conference for people in the wikipedia, wikimedia, and open source movement. The experience has been and continues to amaze me at the power of Wikipedia, as one of the 5 largest sites in the world, in a world where most of the major sites are run around ads and monetary incentives, wikiprojects are aimed at making the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) a reality.
What is that mission of WMF?: "The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally."