I have submitted an entry to the N2Y3 Mashup Challenge.
From the N2Y3 website:
The N2Y3 NetSquared Conference brings together a unique mix of people from the public and private sectors to develop and release Mashups designed to provide deeper insight into the social issues affecting communities around the globe.
I have proposed ‘SocialHub – Dashboard for Social Change‘.
Thought behind SocialHub:
If you think you do, when you do you should share because when you share you spread awareness and make people think.
SocialHub is all about aggregating the latest and most popular content from various social change initiatives (platforms, websites, blogs) together and create a dashboard for social change.
SocialHub will act as a starting point for you and me who want to keep themselves updated about the latest and most popular content related to effecting positive social change. In addition this will also be of great value to social change initiatives to be showcased and build traction among its constituencies.
This is at a concept level. I would also like to add that like a true mashup its best to hack a version 1.0 and follow it up with an iterative approach to build upon recommendations from the community.
To achieve our goals plus build upon learnings from verticals like web2.0 and technology. I would like to propose an approach which is heavily borrowed from ‘popurls‘ and learnings from ‘techmeme‘ and ‘digg‘.
To start with we will feature the latest and most popular content from top websites in their categories. As we move on we will take into consideration click-through, social filtering, recommendations and personalization to leverage the long tail.
Project page at N2Y3 Mashup Challenge:
I would really appreciate if you could vote for my mashup entry provided you like it. Also do explore the Project Gallery which boasts around 120+ mashups.
Voting ends in the next 24 hours so you need to Hurry!!! (reads like a super-bumper offer).
- Please register and log in to the NetSquared site.
- Go to the project page. http://www.netsquared.org/2008/conference/projects/socialhub
- To vote for a project, click on the voting badge or “Add Project to Ballot” link at the top of the page.
- You may only vote once for a project.
You must choose at least 5 (and up to 10) of your favorite projects. So please visit Projects link to review project proposals from others. Your ballot will only count if you have atleast 5 projects.
- Submit your ballot to cast your final votes. Once you SUBMIT, that’s it!
I was going through the mashup proposals in the Project Gallery and most of them (I am generalizing, but thats what I feel) were in BETA. Contrasting it with SocialHub I would say is at the Concept stage. So here are some encouraging words from the Netsquared team:
We want to help separate apples from oranges this year. That is, we believe projects at the ‘concept’ level would benefit from being evaluated separately from projects that are much further along. To this end, please identify which phase you believe your project is in
I would like to add that although SocialHub is in its ‘Concept’ state its very much hackable 😉
I did mail people who I thought would be interested in the mashup challenge for some feedback and support. It was good of some to revert back quickly in support. Thanks. I am still scouting for your views and feedback.