I have been collecting links and posts about Twitter for a while now, trying to undertsand the micro-blogging platform and it’s applications and implications.
Something that I thought worth posting about was the use of Twitter by Jermiah Owyang to inspire people to donate to the Red Cross to help the victims in the recent Earthquake in China
He created a photo blog post here and discussed it on his twitter feed. (Note having 7,542 followers would definitely help!)
Jeremiah’s post about it here, and Oliver Ding (Blog, Twitter) has created this slideshare presentation showing how the images and twitter inspired others to help the people of China!
I am very interested in using the social web for activism and had bookmarked a post on Wired in March about a group DASW (Direct Action to stop the War) in San Francisco using Twitter to coordinate protest activities.
Some more reading on this topic: