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Alex Schlotzer
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Go Get Funding commented on the blog post 'Guide to using picture sharing sites for activists'
"It's been a long time since this article was published and wow how things have changed. The opportunities for using photo sharing sites have grown massively. Take Instagram and Pinterest for example - they have great, active communities.…"
Sep 14, 2012
Alex Schlotzer left a comment for 'Mariel Garcia M'
"Hi Mariel Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you but I've been extremely busy with the re-launch of a campaign site here in Australia. I'd be more than happy to send in feedback and exchange notes. Cheers Alex"
May 10, 2010
Alex Schlotzer and Mariel Garcia M are now friends
May 10, 2010
Alex Schlotzer commented on the event 'Social Actions website guided tour review (Friday chat)'
"If I can make it, given time differences, I'll be there."
Apr 21, 2010
Alex Schlotzer might attend an event
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Social Actions website guided tour review (Friday chat) at Skype

April 23, 2010 from 2pm to 4pm
If you've read the information of the other event I just posted, then all you need to read here is that Friday the 23rd of April we will be hosting a Skype chat (call or text, depending on what attendants prefer) between 2 and 4 PM EST with the same purpose.If you haven't read it, here is an explanation: As you may have seen on a few posts we've made, Social Actions is working on the navigation of its website, and trying to make it easier for visitors to understand what Social Actions is about…See More
Apr 21, 2010
Alex Schlotzer commented on the blog post 'Guide to using picture sharing sites for activists'
"Thanks for the comment Mariel. You make an excellent point about thinking about the content to post on a photo stream. It's very important to consider the content element so that you are telling a story, not just manipulating feelings.…"
Apr 21, 2010
Mariel Garcia M commented on the blog post 'Guide to using picture sharing sites for activists'
"Thanks for posting this guide! I'd never given thought to this topic. I remember that, when I used to post and view photos on Flickr, there was one photostream that made me think of actual images when I thought or discussed about the issue of…"
Apr 21, 2010
A blog post by Alex Schlotzer was featured

Guide to using picture sharing sites for activists

One of the tools available to the online activist is the world of picture sharing sites. Picture sharing sites are just that, sites where people upload and share their pictures with their friends; their family; the sites’ respective communities; and the rest of the world. There are loads of picture sharing websites with a range of functionalities.I’ve used picture sharing websites for as long as they’ve been around. As an activist I’ve used these websites to connect with fellow campaigners,…See More
Apr 21, 2010
Alex Schlotzer posted a blog post

Guide to using picture sharing sites for activists

One of the tools available to the online activist is the world of picture sharing sites. Picture sharing sites are just that, sites where people upload and share their pictures with their friends; their family; the sites’ respective communities; and the rest of the world. There are loads of picture sharing websites with a range of functionalities.I’ve used picture sharing websites for as long as they’ve been around. As an activist I’ve used these websites to connect with fellow campaigners,…See More
Apr 21, 2010
Alex Schlotzer commented on the blog post '7 iPhone apps for activists'
"Thanks for highlighting SquarePeg's iPhone app. Always appreciate how mobile technologies can help activists."
Feb 16, 2010
A blog post by Alex Schlotzer was featured

7 iPhone apps for activists

There is little doubt that the iPhone is a very popular 3G mobile phone. Its popularity is likely to increase on the back of Apple’s launch of the iPad. It is also a mobile phone that is gaining popularity among activists in Australiafor a variety of reasons.The top three reasons given by activists for investing in an iPhone (these are not listed in any particular order)?Access to emailAccess to social media/webHas camera and iPod includedNote: “Access to iPhone applications” was very close to…See More
Feb 16, 2010
Christine Egger commented on the blog post '7 iPhone apps for activists'
"Alex, thanks for cross-posting this here. Don't forget SquarePeg's iPhone app that draws from the Social Actions API. Find it by clicking on our Action Apps page, visiting the list of Change the Web winners (they won 3rd place!), or…"
Feb 16, 2010
Alex Schlotzer posted a blog post

7 iPhone apps for activists

There is little doubt that the iPhone is a very popular 3G mobile phone. Its popularity is likely to increase on the back of Apple’s launch of the iPad. It is also a mobile phone that is gaining popularity among activists in Australiafor a variety of reasons.The top three reasons given by activists for investing in an iPhone (these are not listed in any particular order)?Access to emailAccess to social media/webHas camera and iPod includedNote: “Access to iPhone applications” was very close to…See More
Feb 16, 2010
Alex Schlotzer commented on the blog post '"Tell My Politician" Application'
"Hey Mariel. I sure hope you find it useful for your work. I know enabling and empowering people is one the best ways of ensuring continued engagement."
Jan 20, 2010
Mariel Garcia M commented on the blog post '"Tell My Politician" Application'
"Politicians beware! This is really cool. Thanks for sharing it!"
Jan 20, 2010
A blog post by Alex Schlotzer was featured

"Tell My Politician" Application

This is an interesting looking application for the hardcore political hacks, wonks, nerds and activists that want to add an extra cool tool to their website or blog. But you can use it even if you don’t have a blog or website. You can use the bookmarklet on any page to contact politicians.The application lets people contact their politicians by using their address. Users can choose to contact politicians by email, phone, snail mail or through Twitter.It’s definitely worth checking it out and…See More
Jan 14, 2010

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My web address:
http://alexschlotzer.wordpress.com
About me:
I consider myself to be a rather straight forward kind of person. I mostly spend my time involved in politics whether at a local, state, national or international level. There are many things that can be done in the world and all of it relies on the politic at the time. I do have other hobbies than just politics.

By day I work as the ACTU Web Campaigns Officer. I prefer full time cyber warrior but whatever. And by night I work as an individual online activist and amateur blogger.

I do enjoy visiting museums and galleries with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image usually a great place to visit. If you haven’t seen Victoria’s Parliament House then you should get down there and watch from the public galleries and/or take the tour. It’s an impressive old building with much history associated with it. Although I do make an effort to try to check out the Parliament Houses around Australia. Queensland’s Parliament House is also quite impressive with the old Legislative Council chambers being used primarily for ceremonial events, special occasions and for hosting dignatories etc.

Alex Schlotzer's Blog

Guide to using picture sharing sites for activists

One of the tools available to the online activist is the world of picture sharing sites. Picture sharing sites are just that, sites where people upload and share their pictures with their friends; their family; the sites’ respective communities; and the rest of the world. There are loads of picture sharing websites with a range of functionalities.



I’ve used picture sharing websites for as long as they’ve been…

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Posted on April 21, 2010 at 11:19am — 3 Comments

7 iPhone apps for activists

There is little doubt that the iPhone is a very popular 3G mobile phone. Its popularity is likely to increase on the back of Apple’s launch of the iPad. It is also a mobile phone that is gaining popularity among activists in Australia

for a variety of reasons.



The top three reasons given by activists for investing in an iPhone (these are not listed in any particular order)?

  • Access to email
  • Access to social media/web
  • Has camera and iPod…
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Posted on February 16, 2010 at 7:47am — 2 Comments

"Tell My Politician" Application

This is an interesting looking application for the hardcore political hacks, wonks, nerds and activists that want to add an extra cool tool to their website or blog. But you can use it even if you don’t have a blog or website. You can use the bookmarklet on any page to contact politicians.



The application lets people contact their politicians by using their address. Users can choose to contact politicians by email, phone, snail mail or through Twitter.



It’s definitely… Continue

Posted on January 14, 2010 at 5:51am — 2 Comments

Human Rights Day 2009

December 10 marks Human Rights Day.



Human Rights Day marks the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) adopted on December 10, 1948 that set down the basic principles at the very heart of the human rights movement. The UDHR has enabled remarkable progress in human rights, inspiring international human rights standards, laws and institutions that have improved the lives of many around the world. The day is a high point in the calendar of United Nations and is… Continue

Posted on December 14, 2009 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Social media and activism

Social media and activism present a rich combination for positive progressive change, if utilized properly and effectively; with a plan and strategy underpinning its use. In many ways there are similarities to the techniques and strategies used for on-the-ground organising and campaigning.



Given my work is all about campaigning online, and people have been approaching me about strategies and techniques, I’ve decided to publish my thoughts on a range of topics about social media and… Continue

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 5:27am

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 8:31am on May 28, 2009, Alex Schlotzer said…
I thought I'd add a comment here so the space wasn't so lonely :P
At 5:25pm on June 4, 2009, Megan Schiebe said…
Hey Alex - great connecting with you too - the Climate Action Network sounds really interesting - we should connect some time - Megan
At 12:21pm on July 3, 2009, Christine Egger said…
Very glad to be connected here, Alex -- congrats to you, too, on all the great work you're involved with!
At 2:39pm on August 1, 2009, Charles Baker said…
Hi Alex! Thanks for the compliment. Just read some posts on your blog, thanks for the heads up on iChess. See you around on this site and across the web! ;-)

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