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Author Topic: Even if you do nothing else today, you MUST at least join Kickstriker.  (Read 1489 times)

IainB

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Screenshot from the amazing Kickstriker initiative's site at http://kickstriker.com/
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From the Kickstriker site at http://kickstriker.com/about:
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About Kickstriker
Kickstriker is a fundraising platform for activists, engineers and others working to resolve global conflicts. We believe that crowdfunding holds the potential to address many conflicts around the globe by allowing those who care to directly support potential solutions. These solutions might take the form of military action, supplying equipment and arms to those in need or the development of new military technologies with immediate applications in the field. Rather than waiting for national governments, coalitions and international bodies like the UN, NATO, EU and AU to decide to address a conflict--a process that can take years of deliberation--Kickstriker users are funding solutions that can be on the ground in weeks.

Kickstriker was built by three graduate students in the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU: Josh Begley, Mehan Jayasuriya and James Borda. Following the massive success of Invisible Children's "Kony 2012" campaign, we found ourselves excited about the potential that crowdsourcing held for addressing global conflicts. We were equally disappointed when that campaign unraveled, amid a backlash and public scandal. While "Kony 2012" succeeded at raising awareness and connecting potential activists with an issue, it ultimately failed due to suspicions regarding the role that Invisible Children played as a middleman. Kickstriker is our attempt to cut out the middleman in online activism, allowing funders to directly support the causes they care about.

While we are in beta, we will not be accepting any new project proposals. We hope to roll out a project submission process in the coming weeks, contingent on the success of the initial round of projects. If you would like to get in...
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« Last Edit: June 20, 2012, 08:28:13 PM by IainB »

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The amazing Kickstriker initiative is apparently already being targetted by...
...corporates claiming copyright infringement - e.g., here.

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And you do realize that Kickstriker is a parody site, right?  Your second link even alludes to that fact...

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Oh, ...erm, parody. Right.      ;)




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I thought it was too good to put in the humour thread.
That someone should try to shut the site up from making legitimate speech/comment was rich though.

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PLEDGE $50,000 OR MORE
3 BACKERS · Limited Reward (29 of 32 remaining)
If Kony is killed while resisting justice, donors at this level will receive one of his teeth to commemorate their role in ending his reign of terror. (Note: since it is not known how many teeth Joseph Kony has, rewards at this level are subject to availability.)
PLEDGE $1,000,000 OR MORE
0 BACKERS · Limited Reward (1 of 1 remaining)
Kony's skull (minus teeth, subject to availability).
 

Hahahahaha~! ;D
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Hahahahaha~! ;D
Made me larf too. I really like that site - it's quite a good spoof.
The pun Kickstriker<-->Kickstarter is quite clever too...pokes fun at an already seriously overworked cliché.

Oops. Looks like a DCF post above by @stephen66515 was deleted/censored (?). Or did he somehow delete it hisself?