Emerging web technology
IPPNW looks to emerging web technology to grow international campaigns for disarmament and health.
Through new developments on the internet, organizations and activists are beginning to find it easier to reach beyond typical spheres of influence. These new websites and technologies are, for some, just as confusing as they are exciting, but once started most find navigating this new terrain well worth the investment.
IPPNW is embracing these new tools and encouraging physicians, medical students and concerned citizens across our network to come along and get connected.
As a federation of national medical organizations in 60 countries, representing tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, other health workers, and concerned citizens, this is an exciting trend for IPPNW and its affiliates. Local “on-line” communities are launching everywhere, connecting activists in localized neighborhoods with activists across the globe. Will these new tools catalyze a groundswell of global support for the elimination of nuclear weapons? Who really knows the answer to that, but from Nairobi to Salt Lake City to Dusseldorf, thousands are logging-on to find out. We invite you to join a group, start a group or just investigate things for yourself.
Below is a list of social networking sites on which you can find IPPNW, our affiliates and individual activists.
Facebook (www.facebook.com) 61 Million Users
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
There are currently 10 Facebook communities linked to the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Please feel free to check any of them out (IPPNW, IPPNW-Sudan, MAPW, Med. Students for Global Awareness, IPPNW-Philippines, ICAN, German Medical Students of IPPNW, Physicians for Social Responsibility Philadelphia, IPPNW-New Zealand, IPPNW-UK).
Myspace (www.myspace.com) Over 100 Million Users
MySpace is an online community that lets you meet your friends’ friends. Create a community on MySpace and you can share photos, journals and interests with your growing network of mutual friends!
Youtube (www.youtube.com) 6.1 Million uploaded videos; 500K registered members
YouTube is the leader in online video, and the premier destination to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. YouTube allows people to easily upload and share video clips across the Internet through websites, mobile devices, blogs, and email.
Activists from across IPPNW’s federation frequently upload new videos documenting our anti-nuclear activity. We try our best to keep up with the volume and have established an IPPNW Group and an ICAN Group to help organize online video content. Frequent searches on Youtube will almost always yield new multi media projects from around the world.
LinkedIn is an online network of more than 17 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries. When you join, you create a profile that summarizes your professional accomplishments. Your profile helps you find and be found by former colleagues, clients, and partners. You can add more connections by inviting trusted contacts to join LinkedIn and connect to you.