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Recruiting: OLPC Social Media Warriors

Thanks to Joshua Gay of CK-12 for his help in crafting this posting! Help us spread the joy of education to children all over the world by becoming a Social Media Warrior. At OLPC, we have the tools, the educational materials, and learning resources to help transform the lives of millions all over the world. To do so, we need thousands of volunteers to understand what we have and what we are capable of doing for the lives of children everywhere - and we need three of you to help us get the word out to them using the social networking and media sharing sites that pervade our lives. Video Ninja
  • We'll hand you the keys to our YouTube, dailymotion, flickr-video, and myspace-tv accounts; work with our marketing team and branch out to other video networks at your discretion.
  • Promote videos from media.laptop.org, olpc.tv, and other sources, including training resources for volunteers and staff in third-world deployments.
  • Track down celebrity speakers for original source material and permission to use it.
Facebook Rockstar and Myspace Maven

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Peru-tube

C. Scott Ananian just posted a bunch of videos from Peru's MiniEd on his exciting, sporadic blog.
My favorite is the Children's Song (ogg), which sings about the joy of learning with an XO.Read the rest of this entry

Newsletter, take 2: update for January 25

The latest issue of the new OLPC newsletter is out. I'm trying out different layouts for an archive, including having select past stories show up each week at the end. As always, feedback on design and story selection are welcome.Read the rest of this entry