Launched in October 2009, PeaceDot’s goal is simple: persuade any individual, organization or corporation with a website to create a peace subdomain that spotlights what they are doing to help promote peace in the world. So far, over 50 sites ranging from Facebook to the Dalai Lama Foundation, SourceForge to CouchSurfing, in multiple languages have created peace dot pages around the world.
Feedback, Lessons Learned, Next Steps
For many organizations, Peace Dot presents an opportunity to showcase their CSR efforts and make a statement about peace. The desire for metrics proved an obstacle for some organizations to sign up because they either didn’t collect such data or confidentiality concerns around their data. As we moved beyond data and tech-centric Silicon Valley, the metrics proved to be a discouragement. As such, we’re separating the metrics into its own project (see more later). Peace Dot instead will be a place for individuals, organizations and companies to express their peace efforts in a way that’s relevant to them.
Going forward, we’re reformulating our regional Peace Dot soft launches, starting with Prague this summer, to incorporate new lab efforts including Peace Metrics, Design for Peace, etc. (read about these efforts below) to provide a menu of options for future partner engagement.
- Peace Data Getting Facebook Users’ Attention
- Facebook PeaceDot Fan Page
- @PeaceDot on Twitter
Welcome Videos to Peace Dot
Greetings from Italy
A review of Peace.Facebook.com