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The KONY movement told the story of a warlord who kidnapped children to turn them into soldiers. Although this story has been proven to been quite divisive in terms of its value, we can't deny the value of a great story, well told.

The KONY movement told the story of a warlord who kidnapped children to turn them into soldiers. Although this story has been proven to been quite divisive in terms of its value, we can't deny the value of a great story, well told.

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For young people who are in the middle of job seeking and may be suffering from isolation in front of their computers, YouthCafe is a bi-weekly meetup where young people in similar situations can get together and work on projects or share stories.

For young people who are in the middle of job seeking and may be suffering from isolation in front of their computers, YouthCafe is a bi-weekly meetup where young people in similar situations can get together and work on projects or share stories.

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Initiatives like Khan Academy are providing online training, in many academic areas, to everyone. As skills training becomes open and democratised, how can academic institutions gain an edge?

Initiatives like Khan Academy are providing online training, in many academic areas, to everyone. As skills training becomes open and democratised, how can academic institutions gain an edge?

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Hosted chats on Twitter where anyone can participate and a panel of experts offer advice. This opens up the community to anyone who might be interested and allows knowledge of be disseminated to a wide network quickly.

Hosted chats on Twitter where anyone can participate and a panel of experts offer advice. This opens up the community to anyone who might be interested and allows knowledge of be disseminated to a wide network quickly.

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A video game movement that creates games to educate people about serious political or environmental issues. Games for change lets you experience first-hand political stories and conflicts.

A video game movement that creates games to educate people about serious political or environmental issues. Games for change lets you experience first-hand political stories and conflicts.

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Diaspora is a software project from NYU which takes into account personal privacy in the design of a social network. This social network securely stores your information, photos, friends. The network is distributed rather than stored in one place.

Diaspora is a software project from NYU which takes into account personal privacy in the design of a social network. This social network securely stores your information, photos, friends. The network is distributed rather than stored in one place.

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A mobile tool designed by students to empower eachother in the face of unwarranted police Stop and Searches.

A mobile tool designed by students to empower eachother in the face of unwarranted police Stop and Searches.

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Sometimes, we are so cut off from parts of the world in need that we don't feel the need to help. Just by making these stories visible and accessible to people, we can start to create empathy and awareness around the issues

Sometimes, we are so cut off from parts of the world in need that we don't feel the need to help. Just by making these stories visible and accessible to people, we can start to create empathy and awareness around the issues

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Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

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When the healthworker or doctor cannot make it to every village in person, they can send a Flipcam. Local villagers or worker can interview women at risk about their health status and send the video back to the doctor. If the doctor notices any issue

When the healthworker or doctor cannot make it to every village in person, they can send a Flipcam. Local villagers or worker can interview women at risk about their health status and send the video back to the doctor. If the doctor notices any issue

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A dial-in chatline for mothers to have a regular conversation with women in similar situations. The service arranges for a time and matches groups of women together. Mothers need to only dial a number and speak to the group.

A dial-in chatline for mothers to have a regular conversation with women in similar situations. The service arranges for a time and matches groups of women together. Mothers need to only dial a number and speak to the group.

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Mothers-to-be can keep an SMS journal of their pregnancy. Each day they send how they're feeling & health details to the service and this is kept as a record. The service can alert mums or healthcare workers of any anomalies

Mothers-to-be can keep an SMS journal of their pregnancy. Each day they send how they're feeling & health details to the service and this is kept as a record. The service can alert mums or healthcare workers of any anomalies

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Microfinance site Kiva.org tells stories about individual farmers, allowing users to finance their businesses. The connection to an individual in need is such an emotional driver, can we tell more human stories about bone marrow donation?

Microfinance site Kiva.org tells stories about individual farmers, allowing users to finance their businesses. The connection to an individual in need is such an emotional driver, can we tell more human stories about bone marrow donation?

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The Pink Ribbon has become a universal symbol and fashion statement for breast cancer. Can we create a similar symbol for bone marrow? Can it be wearable or visible in daily life?

The Pink Ribbon has become a universal symbol and fashion statement for breast cancer. Can we create a similar symbol for bone marrow? Can it be wearable or visible in daily life?

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A donation program where when you buy a book, the same book gets donated to a developing world school. You get a book and by paying extra, you get to make a difference.

A donation program where when you buy a book, the same book gets donated to a developing world school. You get a book and by paying extra, you get to make a difference.

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A shortwave radio station dedicated to learning - different timeslots are dedicated to different grades. With songs, lessons, stories that kids can learn from in remote locations.

A shortwave radio station dedicated to learning - different timeslots are dedicated to different grades. With songs, lessons, stories that kids can learn from in remote locations.

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Haiyan commented on YouthCafe

Photos and reviews are up from my prototype YouthCafe event on Wednesday night. Check it out: http://www.meetup.com/YouthCafe/events/82116972/

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Haiyan commented on YouthCafe

Hi Claire,

Thanks for your feedback! I've just scheduled the first one on Sept 26 in London (not sure if you are here). It's on Meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com/YouthCafe/events/82116972/

I love the idea of having a creative, dedicated space and wonder how this might translate to events that move from place to move. How can we imbue it with the same sense of a new environment?

I'd welcome your suggestions for events or workshops that might be interesting.

-Haiyan

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Haiyan commented on OpenIDEO Live! with Google Plus Hangouts on the Air!

Hi Rob, I love your idea and am a bit disappointed you've unpublished it. Would you mind making it public again as I'd love to build on it with some new ideas.