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The Listserve Hopes To Revitalize The Quality Of Online Conversation Through The Oldest Online Social Network -- Email

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, April 12 2012

What would you say if you suddenly had the opportunity to connect personally with a million of your fellow human beings around the world?

That's a question that a group of five students at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program are currently exploring with their intriguing class project/online social interaction experiment The Listserve, in which one person is chosen by lottery, and given the platform and opportunity to speak to a mass audience through e-mail in a one-shot deal.

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In Mexico, A Wiki Makes Corporate Secrets Public

Earlier this year the Latin American NGO Poder launched Quién Es Quién Wiki (Who's Who Wiki), a corporate transparency project more than two years in the making. The hope is that the platform will be the foundation for a citizen-led movement demanding transparency and accountability from businesses in Mexico. Data from Quién Es Quién Wiki is already helping community activists mobilize against foreign companies preparing to mine the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Puebla.

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