We Media 2009 – Miami

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Ushahidi y los momentos de crisis
By Yvette Sierra — Cuando escuché a Erick Hersman hablando sobre el Ushahidi pensé de inmediato en el terremoto de Pisco del año 2007 en Perú. Erick nos hablaba de una forma de conexión en momentos de crisis, que nos permitía saber qué estaba sucediendo en el lugar del incidente.

Bold ideas, Game Changers and New Concepts
By Christopher Buckle — Bold ideas came out of the opening session of the 2009 We Media conference. A review and summary of the projects and people behind the Game Changer awards had a common thread : In each case, these projects used social media to engage people, as individuals, citizens or community members in a way that is transforming the way we think about everything from games to self-identity.

How Today’s Winner Becomes Tomorrow’s Game Changer
By Dorian Benkoil — We Media’s Brian Reich and I were wondering, based on the Game Changer Award winners, what would be the attributes that would not only win today’s Pitch It! presenters some of the available funding, but also see them be the Game Changers a couple/few years from now.




InnoCentive accepted a Game Changer award. Due to time constraints two videos showcasing an InnoCentive Solver were not shown to the audience in Storer Auditorium.

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Ze Frank

Ze Frank and “we-ness” … and his Game Changer award acceptance (Audio has been fixed!)

David Plouffe

David Plouffe addresses We Media by video to accept his Game Changer award:

Charity: Water

RT @Tracyvs #wemedia twestival.com raised $250k from 80 cities over twitter=55 global clean water projects. Still need more $.

charity: water for Twestival from charity: water on Vimeo.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone


The Freewheelin’ bike sharing service received a Game Changer award. Below is how it was used during the Democratic National Convention