A crash course in changing the world.
In this week's episode, Ember designed her own crisis networking solution. She asked ALL of the doctors in China to log into an emergency website to help run virtual Pearl River Flu clinics -- to answer medical questions from faraway patients, and analyze patient photos taken on mobile phones.
Ember's solution was an ideal emergency call to action. Why? Because:
Ember played to the doctor's strengths -- and helped amplify their ability to help with an online network.
Not everyone has medical training. But everyone has a part to play during a crisis.
Your mission this week: Design an emergency call to action for a NON-medical community. Who else could log in and make a heroic effort during a pandemic outbreak?
Be creative: What could non-doctors do online during a pandemic to help? It can be anyone -- teachers, cooks, artists. Who else can you imagine saving the day during a pandemic?
It's the year 2011, and the next pandemic flu has just reached YOUR part of the world. You've been asked to organize one group of people online to do something that matters. Who are they, and what heroic effort will you ask them to make? Tell a story in a video or blog post about the crisis networking solution YOU devise.